Allan Marriner from the City of Bellingham stated that the City won't provide water to Governor's Point and is submitting comments on that and some other issues.
Cathy Lehman, on behalf of Futurewise, provided the Council with a petition signed by more than 250 residents, supporting rural character and opposing sprawl.
I spoke, but I do that here all the time. More later.
Wendy Harris observed that the County is not basing its planning on good watershed science.
Sue Brown objected to the concept that all speculative development is subject to protection.
Chet Dow said that we have a high unemployment rate and the Rural Element's "balance" will be important to job creation.
I have to stop here to editorialize. Whatcom County currently allows HUGE amounts of development potential in rural areas. So that must be the CAUSE of our current high unemployment, right? We certainly don't have stringent, growth-restricting planning that we can blame!
Doug Fuller pays taxes for General Commercial zoned property. You can't take that away. The state bought a lot of it for General Commercial. It's a taking away. Some people want to keep other people out of here.
Kane Hall, a downtown property and business owner, is concerned that LAMIRDs will make it difficult for downtown to flourish.
OK, I'm doing this on an IPhone, so it's time for a break.