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Weekly Watchdog: Dec. 14 – 20, 2023

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

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Anacortes City Council, 6 p.m. Monday, Dec. 18, 904 6th St.

Council will vote on the city’s $110 million operating budget and its priorities for the 2024 state legislative session.

Bellingham Design Review Board, 3 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 19, 210 Lottie St.

The board will review the plans for a proposed eight-unit apartment building at Clinton and F streets, to ensure they comply with the downtown urban village design handbook.

Bellingham Immigration Advisory Board, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2221 Pacific St.
Board members are expected to continue their discussion about a potential Immigrant Resource Center in Bellingham.


FULL CALENDAR

THURSDAY, Dec. 14

WDFW Fish and Wildlife Commission meeting, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., virtual meeting
Agenda online.

Whatcom County Housing Advisory Committee meeting, 8:30 a.m., 322 N. Commercial St., Bellingham, or virtual meeting
Agenda
online.

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

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


Bellingham Public Schools Board of Directors meeting, 6 p.m., 2015 Franklin St.
Agenda online.

Whatcom County Planning Commission meeting, 6:30 p.m., 5280 NW Drive, Bellingham, or virtual meeting
Agenda
online.

Whatcom County Flood Control Zone District meeting, 7 p.m., 322 N. Commercial St., Bellingham, or virtual meeting
Agenda
online.

FRIDAY, Dec. 15

WDFW Fish and Wildlife Commission meeting, 8 a.m. to 4:45 p.m., virtual meeting
Agenda online.

SATURDAY, Dec. 16

WDFW Fish and Wildlife Commission meeting, 8 a.m. to 12:20 p.m., virtual meeting
Agenda online.

MONDAY, Dec. 18

Whatcom County Incarceration Prevention and Reduction Task Force meeting, 9 a.m., 311 Grand Ave., Suite 105, Bellingham, or virtual meeting
Agenda
online.

Blaine Parks and Cemetery Board meeting, 9 a.m., 435 Martin St., Suite 4000, or virtual meeting

Agenda may be posted in advance.

Ferndale City Council meeting, 5 p.m., 25694 2nd Ave., or virtual meeting
Agenda may be posted in advance.

Blaine Planning Commission 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. 19

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

Agenda may be posted in advance.

Washington State DNR Forest Health Advisory Committee meeting, 9 a.m., virtual meeting
Agenda 
online.

Whatcom County Behavioral Health and Legal and Justice Systems committees meeting, 11:30 a.m., 311 Grand Ave., Suite 105, Bellingham, or virtual meeting
Agenda
online.

Bellingham Design Review Board meeting, 3 p.m., 210 Lottie St., or virtual meeting
Agenda online.

Bellingham Immigration Advisory Board meeting, 6:30 p.m., 210 Lottie St., or virtual meeting
Agenda may be posted in advance.

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 20

Island County Planning Commission meeting, 3:30 p.m., 1 6th St. NE, Coupeville, or virtual meeting
Agenda 
online.


OPPORTUNITIES FOR COMMENT

Bicycle Master Plan Virtual Open House #1: Dec. 13

Join City of Bellingham staff along with members of Toole Design to learn about the draft update to the Bicycle Master Plan. Staff will present an overview of the draft, answer questions and show participants how to give feedback on the Bicycle Master Plan Update. Use this Zoom link to access the online meeting at the scheduled event time.

Bicycle Master Plan Virtual Open House #2: Dec. 14

Join City of Bellingham staff along with members of Toole Design to learn about the draft update to the Bicycle Master Plan. Staff will present an overview of the draft, answer questions and show participants how to give feedback on the Bicycle Master Plan Update. Use this Zoom link to access the online meeting at the scheduled event time.

The Bellingham Plan: “Ways the City Could Grow.” Deadline: 2023

Bellingham could grow in a variety of ways. Let the City of Bellingham know the pros and cons of each of the listed approaches on its individual comment boards. Add pros and cons (or up-vote someone else’s comment). Go to this webpage and scroll halfway down to see the comment boards.

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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