Hold on a minute–While Mayor Pike’s office agrees that he will appear and debate the red-light camera issue before the Northwest Business Club, there appears to be some confusion about the date. I hope you wrote this one down on your calendar in pencil. We will provide the date as soon as it becomes available.
The city of Bellingham’s proposal to install red-light cameras in some locations has become a hot issue. The cameras seem to draw opposition from a number of normally non-allied points on the local political spectrum.
Now, the Northwest Business Club is offering a public debate on the issue at a meeting scheduled for noon Wednesday March 9, 2011 at the Elks Lodge, 710 South Samish Way
Mayor Dan Pike will present the case for the cameras, while club member Dan Robbins, a club member and former mayoral candidate, offering the opposing view.
With Pike’s support, the City Council approved installation of the cameras in November 2010.
A buffet lunch commences at 11:45 and the meeting starts at noon. Cost is $10 for annual members and $15 for others. Visitors are welcome.