April 15, 2016 Letter to Whatcom County Districting Committee, Subject: Political Packing/ Dylan Richardson

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Dylan Richardson testifying at the Public Hearing for the Whatcom County Districting Final Map Proposal on April 13, 2016, in the Whatcom County Council Chambers

Sent to the Whatcom County Districting Committee
April 15, 2016, by Dylan Richardson

Subject: Political Packing

Hello, members of the districting committee, and districting master,

My name is Dylan Richardson, and I live in precinct 181. I testified at the districting committee’s public hearing on April 13th regarding political packing. This topic has been brought up several times, and I would like to further comment, especially to the Districting Master, Dr. Ypma, in the event that any amendments are submitted to him with this as a justification. I appreciate you all hearing me out last Wednesday evening, and I won’t repeat the entirety of my comments, but I will summarize my testimony.

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Travels with Kenny / Salish Sea Maritime, Jay Taber

salish sea maritime

April 11, 2016  Jay Taber

In July 1974, the year U. S. District Court Judge George Boldt ruled on the American Indian treaty fishing rights case United States v. Washington – commonly known as the Boldt Decision – I was a cannery tender captain, buying salmon for Port Chatham Packing Company of Seattle, owned at the time by a pair of Norwegian brothers named Norman and Erling Nielsen.

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