A proposed amendment to Whatcom County's charter would prohibit funding for nonprofits, including the Bellingham Food Bank. Volunteer Troy Peterson, left, executive director Mike Cohen,  warehouse manager Matt Cooper and grocery rescue driver Melanie Swanson unload donations of food at the food bank in Bellingham on Jan. 8, 2015.
A proposed amendment to Whatcom County's charter would prohibit funding for nonprofits, including the Bellingham Food Bank. Volunteer Troy Peterson, left, executive director Mike Cohen, warehouse manager Matt Cooper and grocery rescue driver Melanie Swanson unload donations of food at the food bank in Bellingham on Jan. 8, 2015. THE BELLINGHAM HERALD
A proposed amendment to Whatcom County's charter would prohibit funding for nonprofits, including the Bellingham Food Bank. Volunteer Troy Peterson, left, executive director Mike Cohen, warehouse manager Matt Cooper and grocery rescue driver Melanie Swanson unload donations of food at the food bank in Bellingham on Jan. 8, 2015. THE BELLINGHAM HERALD

Whatcom government couldn’t give to nonprofits under charter-review proposal

February 12, 2015 03:59 PM