Watching Government

  July 2019

Whatcom County Council

Action Taken at May 7, 2019 Meeting Shall the council: 97. Appoint Rodd Pemble to represent business/industry on the Solid Waste Advisory Committee? The committee meets four times a year and has 11members from public interest groups, business, the waste … Continue reading

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  July 2019

Bellingham City Council

Action Taken at May 6, 2019 Meeting Shall the council: 78. Spend $775,000 to purchase a 12-acre parcel of property located in the Lake Whatcom watershed? This purchase is part of the city’s Lake Whatcom Watershed Property Acquisition Program. The … Continue reading

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  July 2019

Port of Bellingham Commission

Action Taken at May 7, 2019 Meeting Shall the commission: 56. Authorize the executive director to sign the 2019-2021 collective bargaining agreement with the International Association of Fire Fighters, Local 106? Wage increases are 3.0 percent in 2019, 2020 and … Continue reading

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  July 2019

Bellingham Third Ward Candidate: Ashanti Monts-Treviska

1. Background: For almost a half a century (1972 to present), Western Washington University (WWU) has not built a dormitory on campus, while increasing enrollment by 50 percent (5,000+ students) over the same period. WWU continues to house only about … Continue reading

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  July 2019

Mayor: Candidate – Seth Fleetwood

1. Background: The Bellingham Municipal Code 13.16 outlines city regulations for 5G small cell installations. These were drafted in response to a 2018 City Council vote to support 5G installs. On January 14, 2019, new FCC regulations went into effect … Continue reading

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  July 2019

Bellingham City Council: At-Large Candidate – Dana Briggs

1. Background: For almost a half a century (1972 to present), Western Washington University (WWU) has not built a dormitory on campus, while increasing enrollment by 50 percent (5,000+ students) over the same period. WWU continues to house only about … Continue reading

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  July 2019

Bellingham City Council: At-Large Candidate – Hollie Huthman

1. Background: For almost a half a century (1972 to present), Western Washington University (WWU) has not built a dormitory on campus, while increasing enrollment by 50 percent (5,000+ students) over the same period. WWU continues to house only about … Continue reading

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  July 2019

Bellingham City Council: At-Large Candidate – Von Emeth Ochoa

1. Background: For almost a half a century (1972 to present), Western Washington University (WWU) has not built a dormitory on campus, while increasing enrollment by 50 percent (5,000+ students) over the same period. WWU continues to house only about … Continue reading

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  July 2019

Mayor: Candidate – Pinky Vargas

1. Background: The Bellingham Municipal Code 13.16 outlines city regulations for 5G small cell installations. These were drafted in response to a 2018 City Council vote to support 5G installs. On January 14, 2019, new FCC regulations went into effect … Continue reading

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  July 2019

Mayor: Candidate – Garrett O’Brien

1. Background: The Bellingham Municipal Code 13.16 outlines city regulations for 5G small cell installations. These were drafted in response to a 2018 City Council vote to support 5G installs. On January 14, 2019, new FCC regulations went into effect … Continue reading

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