HEALTH AND SAFETY; More than 50% of Bellingham's housing stock are rentals, yet no program exists to ensure the health and safety of renters. Bellingham should have an ordinance that will protect renters.
ZONING ENFORCEMENT: Additionally, by ignoring its own zoning codes, the Bellingham city government has turned neighborhoods into rooming house districts. You can demand the enforcement of zoning codes, too.
Thursday, May 23, 2013
Planning Committee of the City Council to Hold Discussion on Rental Health and Safety on WWU Campus
The Planning and Community Development Committee of the Bellingham City Council will hold a meeting on the campus of Western Washington University on the topic of rental licensing and inspections on May 30th. You can read the details by clicking on the flyer at left. WWU students are working diligently on many fronts to bring rental health and safety issues to the attention of the student body and to have the City Council pass an ordinance to register and inspect all rentals. Nearly 10,000 students live off-campus, mostly in rentals.