Stop the Rental Fires Now! / NorthwestCitizen, Dick Conoboy

Ellis St. Duplex – Note Red Condemnation Sign and Protective Fencing

Mon, Feb 08, 2016, 5:26 am  Dick Conoboy

City inspections of Bellingham rentals are due to begin in the 2nd quarter of this year.

Over 18,000 rental units have so far been registered for the first round of an inspection regime to take place over the next three years.  And none too soon!  Since 2011 we have chalked up seven rental fires that have displaced about two dozen young student renters.  These fires must be stopped before someone is seriously injured or killed.

Most recently, on 14 December 2015, a fire broke out in an 85 year old duplex rental home on Ellis St. […]

Read Dick Conoboy’s complete article on NorthwestCitizen here.

One thought on “Stop the Rental Fires Now! / NorthwestCitizen, Dick Conoboy

  1. Worries about the rental?

    Remember when we had three county commissioners?

    Replaced, with a County Council, and Executive who isn’t sharp enough to breed hamsters.

    “Then-County Executive Shirley Van Zanten approved and extended the contract with Rushing without County Council approval, an action later deemed improper by state auditors.”

    Just pack in 7 more students, in any county rental property. A local voter requirement, after flunking out of every lower, and higher learning institution facility in the 4th Corner, and call them a County Council. McCleary v. State of Imbeciles?

    And these people wan’t a new jail? Most people would not let them build a birdhouse, for the Birman of Alcatraz.


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