Bellingham wona t sign jail deal, looking at options

Not surprisingly, Bellingham will not join Whatcom County and nearby cities in an agreement to pay for a proposed new Whatcom County Jail by the county’s deadline. Little discussion was had about the agreement during the 7 p.m. Bellingham City Council meeting Monday, Aug. 10, and no vote was taken on it, but Whatcom County Executive Jack Louws has made it clear he wanted every interested party to have it signed by Aug. 14. Louws made a personal appeal to the council during an afternoon session Monday, asking once more that the members opt to join in the deal.