I received this response to a late night email to the county, and I was not the only person who was having problems from what I hear. Continue reading
There are few laws as important for Washington residents as the Public Records Act and the Open Public Meetings Act and yet, they are under constant pressure from cities and counties who wish to minimize the public’s access to information.You do not respond to a few alleged abusers by reducing access to information for everyone. Continue reading
The County Executive’s first term was fairly low key and avoided controversy. But he is making up for it in a second term with a personal agenda that is increasingly in conflict with public process. Continue reading
Mon, Mar 14, 2016, 5:13 pm John Servais
Wednesday, March 9, 2016 Dan McShane
A little shore bluff history review of the north shore of Bellingham Bay shows that shoreline indicates that this a very dynamic area. Click on the images to make them larger. Continue reading
In this photo of Bellingham as seen from the bay and dated approximately 1876, you can see the Pickett House at the center, just below the trees.
Another issue on my agenda, and apparently mine alone, is cattle fences around streams and creeks.
Sounds like a good idea, right? Cows degrade water and if we keep cows out of our waters, it will help water quality. Except for one small problem. Continue reading
Hey, how about a new feature on the Hawk called Stupid Planning Tricks? Post a video here [in the Whatcom Hawk Facebook group] showing how dumb a planning decision is, whether it is for the comp. plan [Comprehensive Plan] or CAO [Critical Areas Ordinance] update, an existing ordinance, a Hearing Examiner decision, etc.
I will go first. Continue reading
Wed, Mar 09, 2016, 10:20 pm David Camp
The Portland-Montreal pipeline was opened in 1941 to carry mostly Venezuelan crude offloaded from freighters in South Portland, Maine, to refineries in Montreal.