Dear Mayor Linville:
“Students make Bellingham their home for four or more years, and they should not have to deal with conditions which affect their quality of life in order to obtain an education”, said Stickney. “Students also don’t know their rights as tenants or get labeled as ‘high-maintenance tenants’ if they try to exert them. This issue doesn’t just affect students, but all residents of Bellingham who live in rental houses.”
As I said in my post earlier this week, you can help support the tens of thousands of tenants in Bellingham by writing to the mayor (firstname.lastname@example.org) and to the city council at (email@example.com). Tell them that the rental industry is a business and, as such, should be regulated for health and safety issues just as restaurants and hotels. That means registration and periodic inspections.