On The Waterfront Plan
Three consecutive meetings of the Bellingham City Council. Three consecutive votes. The council passed the waterfront master plan by 6-1. Ironically, all the council members concede that the plan is terribly flawed.
Many in the community tried to steer the waterfont in a healthier, more economically sound direction. We lost. Sadly, among numerous concessions, the city and Mayor Kelli Lintville have agreed to shell out nearly 200-million dollars in subsidizies for infratsructure, normally shouldered by the master developer.
How many layers of LLCs will have to be peeled back before we know who is actually behind the waterfront development?