Wednesday, January 6, 2016 Tim Johnson
ALL CHARGED UP, NO GAS: A new year begins, and with it the oaths of office and the swearing ceremonies of new public officials elected last November. Among these, the most remarkable must be Bobbie Briscoe, who took office this week on the Port of Bellingham Commission—and with him arrives a new dynamic within the governing body of the port authority.
Shortly after his election in November, Briscoe held a modest reception and celebration at his web locker in Squailicum marina, one of a dwindling number of net sheds operating in harbors north of Seattle—an important (but neglected) asset in the portfolio of Bellingham’s working waterfront. […]