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          initiatives 1-4

#1
Renter Protections

Renter Relocation Assistance

City of Bellingham Initiative No. 2021-01

Expands tenant rights to include rental relocation assistance

This measure would require landlords to provide written notice 90 days before terminating a rental agreement without cause or increasing rent by more than 5% in a rolling 12-month period; require landlords to pay rental relocation assistance equal to three months of the current fair market rent in the Bellingham area when terminating a rental agreement without cause or increasing rent more than 8%, if requested by tenant, with limited exceptions; and authorize private party civil enforcement actions.

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#2
No Invasive Police Tech

Ban on Advanced Policing Technologies

City of Bellingham Initiative No. 2021-02

Concerns the use of facial recognition technology and predictive policing technology

This measure would prohibit the City from acquiring or using facial recognition technology, prohibit the City from contracting with a third party to use facial recognition technology on its behalf, prohibit the use of predictive policing technology, prohibit the retention of unlawfully acquired data, prohibit the use of data, information, or evidence derived from the use of facial recognition technology or predictive policing technology in any legal proceeding, and authorize private civil enforcement actions.

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#3
Protect the Right to Organize

Labor Neutrality

City of Bellingham Initiative No. 2021-03

Concerns recipients using City funds to discourage unionization efforts

This measure would prohibit any person who receives City funds from using those funds to discourage unionization efforts by that person’s employees or any other employees, require recipients of City funds to segregate those funds, provide a safe harbor for non-managerial staff to engage in union protected activities, provide for administrative investigations of complaints, establish private enforcement actions, change the City’s contracting process, and allow the City to terminate contracts for violations of the prohibition.

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#4
Worker's Rights

Fair Treatment of Hourly-Wage Employees and Gig Workers

City of Bellingham Initiative No. 2021-04

Concerns employee rights for hourly-wage employees and gig workers

This measure would require certain employers to pay their employees a hazard pay supplement of $4 per hour during a declared State of Emergency; require employers to provide good faith estimates of weekly hours to new employees upon hire, require employers to provide work schedules to hourly-wage employees two-weeks in advance, require advance notice of any schedule changes, require employers to compensate employees for changing their work schedules without sufficient notice, and prohibit adverse actions by employers.

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Canvassing Schedule — 7,500 by June 25th

Saturday 6/12

  • Canvas at the Farmers Market 10-2
  • Meet at the Farmers Market for rain or shine canvassing around town 2:30

Sunday 6/13

  • Meet at Happy Valley Elementary for rain or shine canvassing around town 11am
  • Meet at Cordata co-op 3pm for more door knocking

Monday 6/14

  • Meet at Shuksan Meadows Park and canvass Maplewood Ave 5-7

Tuesday 6/15

  • Canvass 6-8, meet at Laurel Park

Wednesday 6/16

  • Come to Waypoint Park between 4-6 to get canvassing materials and hit the streets!

Thursday 6/17

  • Meet at Cordata co-op, canvass 6-8

Friday 6/18

  • Meet at the Downtown co-op 5pm!

Saturday 6/19

  • Canvass at the Farmers Market 10-2
  • Meet at the Farmers Market for rain or shine canvassing around town 2:30
  • Juneteenth 3pm!

Sunday 6/20

  • Morning and afternoon canvass happening! Time/location TBD!

Monday 6/21

  • Canvass 5-7, location TBD!

Tuesday 6/22

  • Canvass 6-8, meet at Laurel Park

Wednesday 6/23

  • Come to waypoint park between 4-6 to get canvassing materials and hit the streets!

Thursday 6/24

  • All day canvassing! Times/locations TBD!

Friday 6/25

  • Meet at downtown co-op between 7am and 3pm!

Message us for TBD locations!

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