Surly Citizens Object to Backroom Deals / NorthwestCitizen, Guest writer, Anne Mackie

At the height of the objections to the rule breaking by Vargas.

Anne Mackie guest writes about the Monday, Oct 17, Bellingham City Council meeting.  She is a community leader who lives in the York neighborhood.

Wed, Oct 19, 2016, 4:27 pm // Guest writer, Anne Mackie

What does it look like when a special interest group has your City Council president in their back pocket? It looks like what transpired at the October 17 Bellingham City Council Public Hearing on the Comprehensive Plan.

Rumors of a “crowd control problem” at city hall Monday night circulated on police scanners. As someone who was there, I can say the only control problem was emanating from Council President Pinky Vargas who violated meeting rules to accommodate her friends in the real estate and building industry. […]

Read Anne’s complete article on NorthwestCitizen here.

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Comprehensive Plan process, City of Bellingham: revised schedule of work sessions / Facebook post, Whatcom Hawk, Dick Conoboy

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Click on the graphic to access COB Special Committee Of The Whole Meeting Agenda on the COB website.

3 hrs  June 23, 2016  Dick Conoboy

For those of you who are following the Comprehensive Plan process for the City of Bellingham, there is a revised schedule of work sessions as the city council moves the sessions to the Committee of the Whole which meets in the afternoon. Continue reading

Whatcom 2036, County Council begins hearings on growth plan / Cascadia Weekly, Tim Johnson

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3-16-2016 Edition, Cascadia Weekly

Wednesday, March 16, 2016  Tim Johnson ·

Green and productive lands—they might just be the most important concern to people who live in Whatcom County: The farms, the forests, the lakes and mountains. When family and friends come to visit, these are the sights visitors long to see. They’re our bragging rights. Continue reading