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Weekly Watchdog: Aug. 10 – 16, 2023

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

By CDN Staff

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Bellingham City Council, 1:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 14, 210 Lottie St.
Council will discuss a proposal to waive a height limit in Fairhaven for a proposed development in the parking lot known as “The Pit,” in order to make room for public parking, affordable housing, and trail and view corridors.

Bellingham City Council Community and Economic Development Committee, 2:15 p.m. and 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 14, 210 Lottie St. 
Council will receive information about the 2023 point-in-time count, the yearly survey of sheltered and unsheltered homeless individuals in Whatcom County. The results, released in June, show the highest number of homeless individuals in the county since counting began in 2008.

Bellingham City Council, 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 14, 210 Lottie St.
Council will consider an ordinance prohibiting recreational vehicles from parking within 1,000 feet of a school, recreation center or other location frequented by children, to protect them from the unwanted behaviors city officials have documented around RV encampments. 


FULL CALENDAR

THURSDAY, Aug. 10

Whatcom County Housing Advisory Committee meeting, 10 a.m., 322 N. Commercial St., Bellingham, or virtual meeting
Agenda online.

City of Bellingham Community Development Advisory Board meeting, 6 p.m., 210 Lottie St., or virtual meeting
Agenda online.

FRIDAY, Aug. 11

Whatcom County Wildlife Advisory Committee meeting, 9 a.m., 5280 Northwest Drive, Bellingham, or virtual meeting
Agenda online.

MONDAY, Aug. 14

Ferndale City Council meeting, 8 a.m., 5694 Second Ave., Ferndale
Agenda may be posted in advance.

Anacortes Library Board of Trustees meeting, 10 p.m., 1220 10th St., or virtual meeting
Agenda may be posted in advance.

Whatcom County Veterans Advisory Board meeting, 10 a.m., 509 Girard St., Bellingham, or virtual meeting
Agenda may be posted in advance.


Bellingham City Council (multiple meetings), 1 p.m. – 7 p.m., 210 Lottie St., or virtual meeting 
Agendas online.

Council committees meet at 1 p.m. (Council Special Meeting); 1:30 p.m. (Planning Committee); 2:15 p.m. (Community and Economic Development Committee); 3 p.m. (Committee Of The Whole); 7 p.m. (Council).

Whatcom County Child and Family Well-Being Taskforce meeting, 4 p.m., 509 Girard St., Bellingham, or virtual meeting

Agenda online.

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

Agenda may be posted in advance.

Anacortes City Council meeting, 6 p.m., 904 6th St., or virtual meeting
Agenda may be posted in avdance.

TUESDAY, Aug. 15

Department of Fish and Wildlife Brian Abbott Fish Barrier Removal Board meeting, 9 a.m., virtual meeting
Agenda may be posted in advance.

Whatcom County Solid Waste Executive Committee meeting, 10 a.m., 300 4th St., Lynden
Agenda online.

Bellingham Public Library Board of Trustees meeting, 3:30 p.m., 210 Central Ave.
Agenda may be posted in advance.

City of Bellingham Sister Cities Advisory Board meeting, 3:30 p.m., 210 Lottie St., or virtual meeting
Agenda may be posted in advance.

City of Mount Vernon Planning Commission meeting, 6 p.m., 1805 Continental Place

Agenda online.

City of Bellingham Immigration Advisory Board meeting, 6:30 p.m., 2221 Pacific St., or virtual meeting
Agenda may be posted in advance.

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 16

Ferndale City Council meeting, 8 a.m., 2095 Main St.
Agenda may be posted in advance.

Washington State Department of Natural Resources Utility Wildland Fire Prevention Advisory Committee meeting, 1 p.m., 1111 Washington St. SE, Olympia, Room 172, or virtual meeting
Agenda online.

Ferndale Planning Commission meeting, 6 p.m., 5694 Second Ave., or virtual meeting
Agenda may be posted in advance.


OPPORTUNITIES FOR COMMENT

The Bellingham Plan. Deadline: 2023

Bellingham is updating its Comprehensive Plan, the document it uses to guide growth toward a 20-year vision for the future. This update is due in 2025 and will guide development, capital investments, city programs and other actions across the city as it works toward its vision for 2045. Survey online.


Weekly Watchdog is published online Thursdays and in print Fridays. To submit a meeting for consideration, email newstips@cascadiadaily.com. 

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