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Tani Sutley writes of an interesting interaction with Bellingham resident and county council member Ken Mann.
If you are still considering how to vote on the Chuckanut Park issue, please check over at the website of the official opposition. They have added more information on why a vote NO is the most common sense action. The link to their website is also in the right column, but can be easily missed.
This special factional Chuckanut Park ballot measure sends a negative message of not trusting our Greenways and Parks Departments. If we love our green environments then a vote NO is the better action. Passage of this will hurt future Greenways levy ballot measures. Check out the opposition website and be fully informed before voting.
Update: If you have decided to vote NO, then you might want to help the cause. Email Bill Geyer at:
and join in these last days to help turn out the No vote.
Writers • Fairhaven, Washington USA • Member since Feb 26, 2008
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Tani Sutley writes of an interesting interaction with Bellingham resident and county council member Ken Mann.1 Comment, 6 hours ago
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