Update, February 19, 2016: In an effort to make information more easily accessible to the public, Whatcom County staff has been working on adjusting their method of posting “2016 County Council Comp Plan and UGA Comments.” The information below is in reference to the comments as they were posted on the county website from January 29, 2016 to February 18, 2016. I am leaving this posted since the excerpts from the material of people who submitted comments may still be useful to people. And perhaps some record of how the comments were originally presented will be of some importance in the future. I will do another post about the current way the comments are posted very soon.
2016 marks the second year in a row that no acting Oscar nominees are people of color.
Fri, Jan 29, 2016, 6:44 pm Dick Conoboy
As a veteran, I am a more than a bit sensitive about those who would profit over the condition of veterans in the US especially since those who send those soldiers into combat have little regard for their plight once they return. Continue reading
The Mayor in Cascadia Weekly:
“…. the Bellingham City Council and I have asked Governor Jay Inslee and state policymakers to address this state of emergency around the issue of homelessness.” Continue reading
Few people I have spoken to are aware of this incredibly detailed petition on behalf of the Cherry Point herring to designate them as threatened or endangered under the Endangered Species Act. Continue reading
Wow. I just looked at the County Council meeting for Tuesday, the day of the big comp. plan public hearing. They are also discussing various chapters of the comp. plan in different committee meetings all day long. Continue reading
Wednesday, January 20, 2016 Matt Petryni
Xwot’qom is a Coast Salish word (translated roughly as “noisy water”) from which Whatcom County takes its name. One perhaps better translated as “turbulent,” or “troubled water,” for it means the same thing but somehow more accurately describes the place we call home. […]
The notice image above is linked to Whatcom County’s document center where the Notice of Upcoming Hearing for the Whatcom County Comprehensive Plan and Urban Growth Area Review is posted. Continue reading
Mon, Jan 18, 2016, 5:35 am Dick Conoboy
As much as I support increasing the minimum wage, the initiative filed by “Washington unions” on January 11th, will fix the minimum wage at an intolerable level, doing nothing to lift workers out of more slave labor.