Diana Bob, Lummi Nation staff attorney, issued this statement from the Office of the Lummi Nation Chairman, to correct some misinformation about the Lummi Nation’s most recent offer for the Gooseberry Point Lease as described in a Bellingham Herald article on February 16, 2011.
Update 4:40 PM 2/17. I should have re-read that Herald article! The $22 million alluded to presumably was the sum of the LN ‘ask’ of $10 million over 25 years for improvements plus another $10-12 million if the Lummi hopes for a marina requiring ferry dock relocation occurs, not $22 million up front. Thanks to John Stark for a quick response, at the Herald politics blog.