October 4, 2021 Dena Jensen
Public comment for Bellingham City Council is tonight, 10/4/21, at 7:00 p.m. via this Zoom link: www.cob.org/commentzoomContinue reading
September 3, 2018 Dena Jensen
Day #9 of Doug’s Got to Go, marks one very frustrating aspect of having Republican Senator Doug Ericksen as a representative: for progressive constituents, his staff throws up serious road blocks to finding out anything you might need to know, and thus to having, with their help, even the most minuscule chance of experiencing representation or counteracting the lack of it. Continue reading
May 16, 2018 Sandy Robson
NWNW Admin’s Note: I am adding links to video clips of the 5/15 Port of Bellingham Commission meeting where the material discussed in this post of Sandy’s took place. Watching the video can help reader’s have a clearer sense of how it was that public process was overridden. – Dena Jensen Continue reading
May 16, 2018 Dena Jensen
May 11, 2017
Across the nation local jurisdictions—where 40 percent of inmates are incarcerated—have recognized that increasing incarceration does not increase public safety. In fact, there are proven alternatives to incarceration that reduce recidivism and therefore do increase public safety. Continue reading
October 28, 2016 Dena Jensen
Dear Whatcom County Planning Commission and Whatcom County Council:
I am writing today because there has been discussion by both the planning commission and county council about collaborating with stakeholders at Cherry Point regarding the proposal and alternatives for the Cherry Point UGA section of the Land Use Chapter for the 2016 Comprehensive Plan Update. So far, in what I have heard about this collaboration, only the businesses/industries at Cherry Point have been mentioned, especially in terms of outreach from the planning commission or council. Continue reading
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. […]
Is there anyone not aware of this $11.5 million project, which involves a pedestrian walkway and bike path on top of and next to a berm being constructed on a 1.6-mile stretch of Birch Bay Drive, beginning at the mouth of Terrill Creek? Continue reading
September 14, 2016 Sandy Robson
“Beyond that I want to go on record, most of all what I was writing about – I felt was really important – is that our county administration, Jack Louws and his administration, have refused to put correspondence and documents related to the GPT project on the GPT page of the county website. They had two documents, only, on there for the entirety of 2016 until myself and a few handful of people started writing them on – I believe it was July 29th – and asked them: where are those documents?
Thu, Sep 01, 2016, 5:00 am Tip Johnson
Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) policy by all accounts is ripening. Meanwhile, other important policies seem unfortunately in decay – like opportunities for public discourse.