This holiday season I was informed that my property taxes would be going up with no real good justification as I expanded on in this previous article. I also received notifications, as the rest of my fellow Bellinghammers and Whatcom County residents did that most of our already over-priced necessities will be going up in cost as well. Here is a list of the most recent rate increases on our necessities here in Bellingham and Whatcom County. PSE (Puget Sound Energy) Service: Electricity —
The rate increase is about a half a percent in most cases but this is hardly the first time that PSE has increased electricity rates in the last 5 years and it’s not because they’re providing better services. The featured image in this article is of a PSE pole that cracked in half and fell over mostly from neglect in my neck of the woods.