Thoughts and Recommendations Regarding Public Records Requests / Facebook post, Whatcom Hawk, Wendy Harris

open records

6 hrs  March 16, 2016  Wendy Harris

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

Guide for voting in Whatcom Conservation District tomorrow / NorthwestCitizen, John Servais

North is at top of photo. Hannegan in the road running bottom to top in the photo, and Pole Road is running left to right. The intersection is known as Hinote’s Corner from the original gas station here.


Mon, Mar 14, 2016, 5:13 pm  John Servais

The Whatcom Conservation District is supported by our state taxes.  The state legislature provides funds to the state conservation committee which in turn distributes those funds to each of the 45 conservation districts in Washington state.

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Hey, how about a new feature on the Hawk called Stupid Planning Tricks? / Facebook post, Whatcom Hawk, Wendy Harris

ostriches on road

2 hrs  March 11, 2016  Wendy Harris

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