At the regularly scheduled County Council meeting this coming Tuesday evening, July 13, Council will be holding a public hearing concerning proposed revisions to the most recent version of the UGA changes proposed by our current County Council. Council will also be discussing related matters during various meetings scheduled during the day preceding the evening meeting. Attached is Council's agenda for both the day and the evening, current as of today. The latest iteration of these agendas may always be obtained by visiting the county's website.
The ongoing debate regarding land use policy in our community, including complex topics such as UGA policy, LAMIRD's, the role of the "AG Protection Overlay", and many others continues. These issues have NOT gone away. Neither have the foes of your property rights, including entites such as Futurewise. As this year's election season continues, you will want to pay especially close attention to the special election being held to replace Ward Nelson who is serving an interim appointment in the wake of Bob Kelly's resignation from Council last year. Late this month, ballots will be mailed to those of you who vote in Council District 1 asking you to choose a nominee for the November ballot from a list of three candidates, one of whom has served for several years on the County Planning Commission and who generally favors more and tighter restrictions on your liberty and rights to use your property, within reason, as you see fit rather than as the bureaucracy would have it. You are urged to do your homework on this important race, the outcome of which will likely have significant impact on Whatcom County's future economic vitality.
Meanwhile, Whatcom CAPR thought you might be interested in viewing Futurwise's recent bulletin to their friends and supporters. Note the insertion of "talking points". Should you decide to attend Tuesday evening's meeting, be prepared to see a line-up of "the usual suspects" testifying (whining) before Council about how awful they (the "new" Council) is to be reviewing the policies the lame-duck council rammed through in haste on Thanksgiving eve last Fall.
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Whatcom County Citizens’ Alliance for Property Rights
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