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Bellingham City Council defers to voters for initiatives approval amid concerns

Residents to decide minimum wage, tenants’ rights measures

Members of Community First Whatcom bring petitions for tenant protections and a higher minimum wage June 20 to Bellingham City Hall. The initiatives will be up to voters on the ballot this November.
Members of Community First Whatcom bring petitions for tenant protections and a higher minimum wage June 20 to Bellingham City Hall. The initiatives will be up to voters on the ballot this November. (Hailey Hoffman/Cascadia Daily News)
By David Nuñez News Intern
Amid concerns of “unintended consequences,” Bellingham City Council opted to let voters decide i

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