Monday, March 9, 2015

A Brief History of Bellingham's Rental Ordinance

This month's Whatcom Watch published my account of the events surrounding the development and passage of Bellingham's rental registration and inspection ordinance.  The article, entitled simply Rental Inspections in Bellingham, traces the ordinance from recognition of the problem of unsafe rentals, even as far back as the 1990s.  Click on the title (in blue) above to read the article.

Final consideration (third reading) of the ordinance will take place at tonight's (9 March) city council meeting at 7pm.  Earlier in the day (1:25pm)  the Committee of the Whole will discuss the measure with staff.  See the agenda bill here.