Can we be accepting of the current pace of long-overdue jail renovations? / Facebook Post, Noisy Waters Northwest

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Click the link to access the draft minutes for the 11/20/18 Whatcom County Council Finance and Administrative Services Committee meeting

November 23, 2018  Dena Jensen

Here’s a heads-up that at the November 20, 2018 Whatcom County Council Finance and Administrative Services Committee meeting there was a brief update on the state of the Whatcom County Jail renovations during the semi-annual report from Whatcom County Facilities Management Project & Operations Manager Rob Ney. Here is the link to the audio; Mr. Ney starts speaking about the jail at 26:30: https://www.dropbox.com/s/9q3a1p526pfpwvg/Finance%20Nov%2020%202018.mp3?dl=0

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Notes and perspective: The 9/12/17 design2 LAST presentation on renovation of the Whatcom County Jail / Noisy Waters Northwest


September 15, 2017  Dena Jensen

On September 12, 2017, Lauri Strauss, CEO of design2 Last, gave a presentation to the Whatcom County Council’s Finance and Adminstrative Services Committee regarding anticipated renovation to the existing county jail facility located adjacent to the Whatcom  County Courthouse in downtown Bellingham. Continue reading

The Sheriff consistently shifts the blame / Facebook comment, Joy Gilfilen

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Yesterday at 7:28pm  January 5, 2016  Joy Gilfilen

(Note: the following is a comment Joy posted on the post above in the Bellingham Racial Justice Coalition Facebook group.)

The problem is that most of this is political lobbying and half-truths. The Sheriff consistently shifts the blame of mismanagement to others, and the guilt of overcrowding to the state or to his powerlessness to change anything. Continue reading

Whatcom County, where everyone, just everyone, hates to follow regulations / Facebook post, Whatcom Hawk, Wendy Harris

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16 hrs December 10, 2015  Wendy Harris

Golly Gee Willikers, I know this is Whatcom County, where everyone, just everyone, hates to follow regulations, but wouldn’t it be a good idea for our county sheriff to do so… you know, just to provide an example of how the system is supposed to work, at least in theory? Continue reading