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County Council: 600 Acre Rezone

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County Council: 600 Acre Rezone

Time: November 9, 2011 from 7pm to 9pm
Location: Whatcom County Council Chambers
Street: 311 Grand Avenue
City/Town: Bellingham
Event Type: council, meeting
Organized By: Cathy Lehman
Latest Activity: Nov 8, 2011

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Tomorrow, Wednesday, the Whatcom County Council is expected to approve an ordinance allowing intensified rural development just north of Bellingham - the long discussed Caitac/Larrabee Springs property. Not only is this ordinance opposed by the City of Bellingham (see their comments, HERE) but it's a bad deal for our community at large, and will likely be passed without an opportunity for the public to even comment. The decision would rezone nearly 600 acres adjacent to Bellingham's urban limits and adjacent to working farmland, increasing costs for taxpayers, and making traffic worse.

Futurewise will  be at the meeting hoping to voice our opinions against this rezone and the non-existent public process.  Can you join us tomorrow, November 9th? We need to show the County Council that the citizens of Whatcom County support better public process for such an important land use decision for our community.

Click here to RSVP and get some brief talking points for your 3 minutes to help Whatcom County plan for a better future!


P.S. The Caitac/Larrabee Springs rezones nearly 600 acres, adjacent to Bellingham's urban limits and working farmland , without a public hearing. Help us make sure this doesn’t become a new precedent by joining us in person.

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