The WBA has brought together a coalition of stakeholders to express their concerns about the County Council’s proposed update to the Whatcom County Comprehensive Plan.  The County’s proposal would limit growth and opportunity at Cherry Point which threatens good family wage jobs and would also puts at risk the many other benefits that our community receives from Cherry Point companies.

The businesses at Cherry Point contribute a lot to our community such as tax revenues that fund our schools, first responders, libraries and other social services as well as the money and volunteer hours generously contributed to local non-profits.

The County Council Amendment includes the provision of taxpayer dollars to fund a study with the purpose of limiting the exports from Cherry Point. If the businesses cannot grow at Cherry Point, they will no longer invest there. They will move somewhere that is friendly to business – taking our jobs with them.

Let Your Voice Be Heard! Send your comments to the Whatcom County Council via the link below.

Letters and Documents of Importance

WBA Letter to County Council (March 21, 2017) – this letter states the WBA’s opposition to the extension of the Cherry Point moratorium.

Letter from BP (March 21, 2017) – this letter states BP’s basis for opposition to the extended moratorium that was voted on and passed the County Council on March 21st.

Letter from BP (March 7, 2017) – this letter is in response to the recent proposed changes to the Cherry Point Amendment for discussion at the March 7, 2017 Special Committee of the Whole.

Whatcom County Council meeting packet (March 7, 2017) – this is the packet of information for the Council discussion on the Cherry Point Amendment as of March 7th.

Planning Commission Findings (January 12, 2017) – the final language of the Cherry Point Amendment that was passed from the Planning Commission to the County Council on January 12, 2017.

WBA Letter to the County Council (September 27, 2016) – letter from WBA legal representation warning of possible unconstitutionality of moratorium.

Cherry Point Impact Study – drafted and released by the WBA in October 2014.