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Civic agenda: April 28 – May 4, 2022

This week's meetings, hearings and opportunities for public input

THURSDAY, April 28

Bellingham Public Schools Board of Directors Special Meeting, 6:15 p.m., Rock and Rye, 1145 N. State St.

The purpose of the meeting is to discuss school district initiatives, issues and business in an unstructured manner.

Lake Whatcom Watershed Advisory Board, 6:30 p.m., virtual meeting

Meeting information online. 


Skagit County Commissioners Public Hearing, 11:30 a.m., 1800 Continental Pl., Suite 100, Mount Vernon, or virtual meeting 

Agenda online to consider testimony regarding the HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME Program) 2022 Annual Action Plan and Amendments to the 2020 Annual Action Plan. 

Ferndale City Council meeting, 5 p.m., City Hall Annex, 5694 Second Ave. or virtual meeting

Agenda and instructions for joining meeting remotely will be posted in advance.

Anacortes City Council meeting, 6 p.m., 904 6th St. or virtual meeting

Agenda online.

Lynden City Council meeting, 7 p.m., City Annex, 205 Fourth St. 

Agenda will be posted in advance.


Washington State Board of Natural Resources meeting, 9 a.m., virtual meeting

Agenda online.

Port of Bellingham Board of Commissioners meeting, 4 p.m., virtual meeting 

Agenda online.

Bellingham Broadband Advisory Work Group meeting, 6 p.m., virtual meeting

Meeting information online.

Bellingham Arts Commission meeting, 6 p.m., virtual meeting

Registration is required to attend this meeting via Zoom and provide public comment.


Whatcom County Food System Committee meeting, 3:30 p.m., virtual meeting

Agenda online.


Name the future Bellingham park at Cornwall Landfill. Deadline: April 29

Cleanup of the site is scheduled for 2023 with park construction expected to begin in September 2024. Enter your suggestion for the new park’s name at the Engage Bellingham website.

Climate Action Fund. Deadline: April 30

Bellingham city officials seek feedback on a proposed property tax to fund carbon reduction and climate change adaptation projects.

Jail planning. Deadline: Late 2022

The Whatcom County Justice Project’s Stakeholder Advisory Committee is accepting comments at on a new jail and associated behavioral health services, as long as the committee continues to meet.


How much do I pay, and where does the money go? Whatcom, Skagit and San Juan counties report how much each jurisdiction collects in property taxes, and how much each individual pays, depending on where they live and the value of their property.

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