New Bellingham ordinance keeps City focused on local needs, not immigration enforcement

​Last night the Bellingham City Council voted 7-0 on an ordinance reaffirming a commitment to keeping Bellingham a safe and welcoming city by focusing resources on local needs, not on enforcing federal immigration law.  According to City Council President Michael Lilliquist, “This is a good-government effort to ensure the City focuses on our local needs.”  ... Read more

Mayor makes statement on executive orders on immigration

​Jan. 30, 2017 RE: Presidential executive orders on immigration To the people of Bellingham:  We are deeply disturbed by the news that has come out of Washington D.C. in the past week. The new administration is advancing policies that we believe threaten the values of our country, and we cannot stand by while these policies ... Read more