Temper Tantrum Taints City Council / NorthwestCitizen, Dick Conoboy and Anne Mackie

3 minsAfter three minutes at city council you are cooked – or else!.

[Note:  This article was written by NWCitizen regular contributor, Dick Conoboy and by Anne Mackie, a community activist for 50 years. Her first encounter with authoritarianism was in 1966 when a bucket of mop water was thrown out the window of the Federal Court House building on Magnolia St. at a group of anti-war protesters that she was part of.]

Mon, Aug 15, 2016, 3:13 am  //  Dick Conoboy

The August 8 evening meeting of the Bellingham City Council must be viewed (video here) if you want to see the direction the city is taking on stifling citizen involvement in planning for our future.

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Accessory Dwelling Units – There Is No Rush / NorthwestCitizen, Dick Conoboy

A Bellingham ADU in the South Hill Neighborhood.

Mon, Nov 16, 2015, 4:30 am   Dick Conoboy

Over the past year, various groups (primarily a focus group, the Planning Commission and the Mayor’s Neighborhood Advisory Commission) have met in work groups to discuss the advantages and disadvantages of Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs) and the need to update the current ordinance. Continue reading

Hansen-Iron Street Rental Megaplex Planned for York Neighborhood / Northwest Citizen, Dick Conoboy

Hanson-Iron street rental

Jun 01, 2015, 3:49 am Dick Conoboy

In what could be an appalling and game-changing precedent for many of Bellingham’s single-family neighborhoods, a megaplex of three seven-bedroom (five bedrooms plus two “bonus rooms”) single-family homes is planned for three adjoining lots on Iron St (1623, 1625, and 1627) in the York Neighborhood by local developers David and Jon Hansen under Cottonwood Units, LLC. Continue reading