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Weekly Watchdog: Dec. 7 – 13, 2023

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

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Bellingham City Council, 1 p.m. Monday, Dec. 11, 210 Lottie St.

Council will hear a review of climate actions the city took in 2023, and plans for 2024.

Bellingham City Council, 1 p.m. Monday, Dec. 11, 210 Lottie St.

Council will consider new language for the city’s noise ordinance, in response to recent disruptions to residential areas from activity at the Bellingham Shipping Terminal.

State Sen. Liz Lovelett meet-and-greet, 3:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 11, Grace Episcopal Church, 70 Sunset Lane, Lopez Island
The senator for the 40th Legislative District will discuss legislation with constituents ahead of the 2024 session, which begins next month.


FULL CALENDAR

THURSDAY, Dec. 7

Whatcom County Public Health Advisory Board meeting, 7 a.m., 509 Girard St., Bellingham, or virtual meeting
Agenda
online.

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

Agenda online.

Anacortes Forest Advisory Board meeting, 6 p.m., 904 6th St., or virtual meeting
Agenda online.

Bellingham Greenways Advisory Committee meeting, 7 p.m., 210 Lottie St., or virtual meeting
Agenda may be posted in advance.


FRIDAY, Dec. 8

WDFW Master Hunter Advisory Group meeting, 9 a.m., virtual meeting
Agenda may be posted in advance.

SATURDAY, Dec. 9

WDFW Hunter Education Instructor Advisory Committee meeting, 10 a.m., virtual meeting
Agenda may be posted in advance.

MONDAY, Dec. 11

Washington State DNR Committee on Geographic Names meeting, 10 a.m., virtual meeting
Agenda 
online.

Anacortes Public Library Board of Trustees meeting, 10 a.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 online.

Bellingham City Council (multiple meetings), 11 a.m. – 7 p.m., 210 Lottie St., or virtual meeting 
Agendas online.

Council committees meet at 11 a.m. (Public Health, Safety, Justice, and Equity Committee); 1 p.m. (Committee Of The Whole); 7 p.m. (Council).

Whatcom County Child and Family Well-Being Task Force meeting, 4 p.m., 509 Girard St., 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 advance.

TUESDAY, Dec. 12

Whatcom County PUD Commission meeting, 8:15 a.m., 1705 Trigg Rd., Ferndale, or virtual meeting

Agenda may be posted in advance.

Bellingham Historic Preservation Commission meeting, 4 p.m., 210 Lottie St., or virtual meeting
Agenda may be posted in advance.

Port of Bellingham Board of Commissioners meeting, 4 p.m., 1801 Roeder Ave., Suite 146, Bellingham, or virtual meeting
Agenda may be posted in advance.

Ferndale Equity Advisory Committee meeting, 5 p.m., 2095 Main St., or virtual meeting
Agenda may be posted in advance.

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 13

Bellingham Parks and Recreation Advisory Board meeting, 7:30 a.m., 210 Lottie St., or virtual meeting
Agenda may be posted in advance.

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

Bellingham Civil Service Commission meeting, 2 p.m., 210 Lottie St., or virtual meeting
Agenda may be posted in advance.

Whatcom Council of Governments Board meeting, 3:30 p.m., 314 E. Champion St., Bellingham, or virtual meeting
Agenda 
may be posted in advance.

Ferndale Arts Commission meeting, 5 p.m., 2095 Main St., or virtual meeting
Agenda may be posted in advance.

Anacortes Planning Commission meeting, 6 p.m., 904 6th St., or virtual meeting
Agenda may be posted in advance.

Ferndale Planning Commission meeting, 6 p.m., 2095 Main St., or virtual meeting
Agenda may be posted in advance.


OPPORTUNITIES FOR COMMENT

Northwest Neighborhood Park. Deadline: Dec. 8, 2023

The Bellingham Parks and Recreation Advisory Board and the city council will consider the ideas submitted and make the final decision on the park’s name. Survey online.

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.

Proposed expansion of Bellingham’s transit station. Deadline: 2023

Whatcom Transportation Authority is accepting written comment through its Engage WTA website on a proposal to expand Bellingham Station, to allow room for more buses and additional public uses. Survey online.

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