Housing Innovation Project
I am confident that my Housing Innovation Project will address our current housing crisis and enable housing to be built that meets the needs and affordability of our community. Our long-range planning needs to be proactive and start now. Our county government is responsible for designating Bellingham’s urban growth areas, so we will need to work closely with them and plan for growth together. Our urban growth planning should include a mix of industrial, commercial mixed-use, and medium to high-density residential zoning. We need a strong partnership with our school districts to ensure we are building schools before overcrowding occurs. I will be working hard to make sure that we are laying the groundwork now for the growth we will see in 20 years.