Bellingham’s farthest neighborhood hangs in the balance (WA)

Sudden Valley, the woodsy hillside/lakeside resort that grew to be Whatcom County’s fourth-largest population center, noted for its quiescent beauty and waves of internal conflict, meets a critical point in its history this week.  “The fatal destruction of our community,” Board President Larry Brown says, “has already begun.”  Brown’s warning appeared in an eight-page mailing by a group of Valley residents organized as Sudden Valley Vision 2020. They’re pushing for a “yes” vote in a special election underway this week, among members of the Sudden Valley Community Association. A 60 percent majority “yes” would allow the association to borrow as much as $12 million to repair and rebuild community-owned assets that are giving way to age and neglect.  Read the article……………

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