Thanks to Roger for sending the full PowerPoint, City of Bellingham Budget Forecast, presentation given to the Bellingham City Council, Committee of the Whole. It’s is enlightening to note the desperate financial situation that Bellingham finds itself and how willing they are to find additional ways to separate the people and businesses from their money to continue funding their agenda.
If the City’s financial agenda is failing, then shouldn’t they do something different? They’ve been promoting a business environment that has local businesses packing up and leaving Bellingham, and deters new businesses from coming here. Look at their own projections and understand that the leadership in Bellingham have placed the community in a very dark place, economically. Do we need more Sharrows? Or, do we need leadership which understands that it’s business which creates the economic vibrancy we seek, so we can pay for and support the clean, safe, and affordable place we call home.COB 2016 Budget Presentation