Hamsters Get Ready To Pay, Pay, Pay / Facebook post, Whatcom Hawk, Wendy Harris

Bellingham budgetYesterday at 2:42pm October 5, 2015  Wendy Harris ACTION

See the notice below of a public hearing on property tax levy.

This is exactly what I have been worried about! The more we grow, the more the public pays. SEE THE CONNECTION.

Given the city’s spend, spend, spend polices, primarily for the benefit of developers and new growth, I am not willing to have my property tax increased. In fact, I am adopting a no tax increase policy until the city can show me that they are able to act in the interest of the public. That means putting a lid on this crazed growth and sprawl that benefits primarily the development and business community. Ask yourself whether your quality of life has increased as a result of all this growth.

I pledge not to support the status quo by acquiescing to proposed tax increases that transfer public wealth to the private sector. In fact, if fires were not so dangerous, I would want to burn the Mayor’s economic development strategic action plan in effigy right outside city hall before this hearing.

BELLINGHAM CITY COUNCIL NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

Notice is hereby given that the Bellingham City Council will hold a public hearing on October 26, 2015, at 7:00 PM, or as soon thereafter as possible, in the City Council Chambers, City Hall, 210 Lottie Street, Bellingham, Washington, to take public comment on the following:

PUBLIC HEARING ON THE CITY OF BELLINGHAM’S 2016 REVENUE FORECAST INCLUDING PROPERTY TAX LEVY

Detailed information can be found at: http://www.cob.org/government/budget/index.aspx

Staff Contact: Brian Henshaw, BHenshaw@cob.org

Ready Wendy’s post on the Whatcom Hawk Facebook page here.

Link to City Budget page for City of Bellingham: http://www.cob.org/government/budget/index.aspx

One thought on “Hamsters Get Ready To Pay, Pay, Pay / Facebook post, Whatcom Hawk, Wendy Harris

  1. I have become thoroughly disillusioned with the leadership in our local government, specifically the City of Bellingham. Perhaps this is a psychological ploy by our mayor and city council – to act so completely against the well-being of the general public that voters simply turn away from our government in disgust.

    That indifference on a national scale has been costly with our government becoming a tool of big business. It seems a similar trend is taking place locally right before our eyes. If we want Bellingham to retain a semblance of its livability and charm, we cannot afford to remain passive while our elected officials act at will and unchecked.

    Thank you for keeping a watchful eye out for the rest of us. I hope your words help lead to votes by more than a thoughtful few for a more enlightened future. – Mike

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