local governance Archives - Salish Current

Removing Bellingham’s parking minimums has many benefits

February 28, 2024
Michael Feerer and Jamin Agosti
Commentary: Let’s get rid of minimum parking requirements and leave more site space for trees and outdoor spaces together with more housing.
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Notes from an observer: our public officials

February 9, 2024
Necia Quast

Commentary: How does sitting in on hundreds of local government meetings affect an observer’s perspective on local government — and how do local officials feel about being observed?

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What do you know about public hospital districts?

July 7, 2023
Editorial Staff

From the Editor’s Desk: Public hospital district elections are at the basement level of local democracy and have at stake the cost and quality of local health care.

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