Wants Whatcom to plan for growth

COURTESY TO THE BELLINGHAM HERALDJuly 3, 2013 

I am concerned that our current Whatcom Council and planning commission are not complying with the Growth Management Act. Most Whatcom County residents believe in and support the Growth Management Act. Eighty percent of those responding to the 2009 Whatcom County Legacy Project survey felt that growth should be concentrated in the existing cities and population centers. The county planning commission and the County Council should be responding to these constituents and not to their own whims or special-interests. As a resident of Whatcom County I am troubled by not being represented in this arena. For myself, my children, and their children, who will be residing in Whatcom County into the future, I feel that it is critical that we have reasonable well-planned growth. I am not seeing this in the actions of our current Council and planning commission. My question is "why not?" Perhaps it is time for a change.

Ann Schwandt

Bellingham

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