The first public County Council meeting for the newly elected Whatcom County Council met on Tuesday, January 14th, 2014. The agenda was small and the items up for discussion were non-controversial as the vote counts of “6 – 0,” yea v. nay showed. The public comment period was the most interesting part of the evening with a substantial number of local rural residents that came up to the microphone to ask that this Council see the Futurewise v. Whatcom County litigation through to the State Supreme Court and to insure that they would give it the funding needed to do so. It was also an interesting addition to learn that the Washington Assoc. of Realtors, the Association of Washington Businesses, the Washington Farm Bureau, the Washington Council of Governemts, for Cities and Counties are all in favor of Whatcom County Council’s pursuit of this case. They are concerned enough that they have offered to share resources in helping to build an amicus brief with the Council’s legal staff.
Even local businesses are beginning to understand that the threat to all property owners and businesses is daunting, if this FDO (Final Determination Order) from the GMHB (Growth Management Hearings Board) is not overturned the resulting economic impacts will be felt across Whatcom County and Washington State.
STOP THE MOST SERIOUS THREAT TO PROPERTY
OWNERS IN OUR COUNTY’S HISTORY!
ATTENTION LOCAL LAND OWNERS AND WELL OWNERS…
OUR COUNTY IS BEING SUED BY A GROUP WHOSE GOAL IS
TO CONTROL YOUR WATER USE. DON’T LET THIS
HAPPEN …ATTEND THE COUNTY COUNCIL MEETING THIS
TUESDAY, JANUARY 28TH, 7 PM, WHATCOM COUNTY
COURTHOUSE. IF YOU WANT TO KEEP CONTROL OF YOUR
LAND AND YOUR WATER SUPPLY. YOUR VOICE MUST BE
HEARD AT THIS VERY IMPORTANT MEETING…Tuesday,
January 28, 7 PM COUNTY COURTHOUSE.