Bellingham, port officials strike back at Pike’s waterfront criticisms

Friday, February 8, 2013 - 12:27pm
The Bellingham Herald

The city's former mayor said those now in charge of coming up with a redevelopment plan for the waterfront aren't listening to the will of the community.

"If you're an elected official, and the public overwhelmingly wants something, you should be responsive to the public," Dan Pike said on Thursday, Feb. 7, at a talk on past and present planning for the waterfront, part of the Huxley College of the Environment Speaker Series.

He had an audience of about 200 people, many of them students, on the Western Washington University campus.