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Weekly Watchdog: Dec. 28 – Jan. 3, 2023

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


Bellingham City Council, 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 2, 210 Lottie St.

Council members will select a council president and assign themselves to various committees and boards at its annual reorganization meeting.

Public Health Advisory Board, 7 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 4, 509 Girard St., Bellingham or Zoom

The board consists of public-health experts and consumers of health services, and advises Whatcom County Health and Community Services.

Greenways Advisory Committee, 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 4, 210 Lottie St., Bellingham or Zoom
The committee makes recommendations to city staff and council for the allocation of Greenways levy funds.



Blaine City Council special meeting, 9:30 a.m., 435 Martin St., Suite 4000, or virtual meeting

Agenda online.


Bellingham City Council regular meeting, 2:30 p.m., 210 Lottie St., or virtual meeting 
Agendas online.

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

Lynden City Council meeting, 7 p.m., 205 4th St.
Agenda may be posted in advance.


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


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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