January 26, 2016: the date citizens were stopped from participating at an acceptable level in the Whatcom County Comp Plan Update regarding the Cherry Point UGA / Facebook post, Sj Robson

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23 mins  July 25, 2016  Sandy Robson

January 26, 2016. Remember that date because that is the day that the general public, the Lummi Nation, the Suquamish Indian Tribe, the Swinomish Indian Tribal Community and Tulalip Tribes (which submitted Comp Plan Update comments on Cherry Point UGA), and our County Council, were stopped from fully participating, or even participating at any acceptable level, in the County Comp Plan Update process as it relates to Cherry Point UGA.  Continue reading

Obstruction of council members’s abiltiy to carry out their obligations to the public / Letter to the Whatcom County Council, Dena Jensen

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July 22, 2016  Dena Jensen

Dear Whatcom County Council:

I have been involved for 5 years in working in opposition to projects at Cherry Point that do or will adversely affect the air, lands, waters, life forms, and/or cultural and spiritual resources located there or the treaty rights of affected tribes, which in turn have or will have an adverse effect on the rest of our region.  The only question has ever been, whether those adverse effects can be lightened to some degree acceptable to either the Lummi and Nooksack Nations or the majority of people in our community. Continue reading

Did you know that County Council finalized the County Comprehensive Plan Update on Thursday, July 14th? / Facebook post, Sj Robson

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Memorandum from Mark Personius, Assistant Director County Planning & Development Services with suggested policy language “in-lieu of the proposed Cherry Point UGA narrative and policies included in the July 5th Council agenda packet.”

40 mins  July 16, 2016  Sandy Robson

At the July 12 evening Whatcom County Council Meeting, which I attended, Council Chair Barry Buchanan made an announcement at the beginning of the meeting. Continue reading