Moving quickly is a virtue in many undertakings. But if there’s one place where faster isn’t better, it’s public policy.
Unfortunately, the Whatcom County Council appears more focused on speed than soundness in its consideration of possible changes to the Cherry Point Comprehensive Plan. And that, for anyone focused on the economic well-being of Whatcom, Skagit and Snohomish counties, is cause for concern. As executive secretary of the Northwest Washington Building and Construction Trades, I represent over 5,000 men and women of the building trades, many of whom rely on Cherry Point industries to provide the family-wage jobs they need to support their households.