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Civic Agenda: Aug. 18 – 24, 2022

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


Whatcom Transportation Authority Board meeting, 8 a.m., 4011 Bakerview Spur, Bellingham, or virtual meeting

Agenda online.

Climate Impact Advisory Committee meeting, 5:30 p.m., 322 N. Commercial St., Bellingham, or virtual meeting

Agenda online.

MONDAY, Aug. 22

Ferndale City Council meeting, 5 p.m., 5694 Second Ave.

Agenda may be posted in advance.

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

Agenda online.

Blaine City Council meeting, 6 p.m., 435 Martin St., Suite 4000

Agenda may be posted in advance.

TUESDAY, Aug. 23

Whatcom County PUD Commission meeting, 8 a.m., 2007 Cherry St., Ferndale, or virtual meeting

Agenda online.

Skagit County Commissioners meeting, 8:45 a.m., 1800 Continental Place, Mount Vernon, or virtual meeting

Agenda may be posted in advance.

Historic Preservation Commission meeting, 7 p.m., virtual meeting 

Agenda may be posted in advance.


Mount Vernon City Council meeting, 7 p.m., 1805 Continental Place, or virtual meeting

Agenda may be posted in advance.


Lorraine Ellis Park playground. Deadline: Aug. 18, 2022

The City of Bellingham Parks and Recreation Department is planning to replace the existing playground at Lorraine Ellis Park, located in the Columbia Neighborhood on West Illinois Street. The online survey is open July 22 through Aug. 18.

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.

Pedestrian and bicycle master plans. Deadline: Spring 2023

The pedestrian and bicycle master plans are each city-wide plans that identify future projects to create a more walkable and ridable community.

Public engagement is an integral part of both plan updates and will be used to inform projects, programs and priorities for further building out Bellingham’s pedestrian and bicycle networks for people of all ages and abilities to safely and conveniently walk, bike and roll. Survey online


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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