Saturday Morning Live for Aug 20, 2016


Host Kris Halterman has invited Keith Willnauer, Whatcom County Assessor, to talk about his settlement with the BP Refinery to reassess their refinery properties at Cherry Point.

Rik Dalvert cartoon caricature of Whatcom County Emergency Moratorium on Cherry Point Industrial Land
Rik Dalvert cartoon caricature of Whatcom County Emergency Moratorium on Cherry Point Industrial Land

The Whatcom County Council’s actions have spun the communities tax base into a further spiral downwards. If Whatcom County wasn’t already dead last (39th of 39 counties) it likely would slip further down the least economically affordable county in the State of Washington.
Listen in on Saturday, Aug. 20th, as the Whatcom County Assessor discusses the recent settlement on BP’s appeal to reduce their assessed valuation due to localized negative-economic pressures…like those being considered by the Whatcom County Council in their Cherry Point Industrial Zone update for 2017.

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