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Civic Agenda: Jan. 5 – 11, 2023

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

THURSDAY, Jan. 5

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

Agenda online.

Blaine Downtown Advisory meeting, 9 a.m., 10801 Town Square Drive NE., Blaine, or virtual meeting

Agenda online.

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

Agenda online.

Greenways Advisory Committee meeting, 7 p.m., 210 Lottie St., Bellingham, or virtual meeting

Agenda may be posted in advance.

MONDAY, Jan. 9

Skagit County Commissioners meeting, 9 a.m., 1800 Continental Place, Mount Vernon, or virtual meeting

Agenda may be posted in advance.

Bellingham Committee of the Whole meeting, 1 p.m., 210 Lottie St., or virtual meeting

Agenda online.

Whatcom County Behavioral Health Advisory Committee meeting, 3 p.m., 509 Girard St., Bellingham, or virtual meeting


Agenda online.

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

Agenda may be posted in advance.

Bellingham City Council meeting, 7 p.m., 210 Lottie St., or virtual meeting

Agenda may be posted in advance.

TUESDAY, Jan. 10

Whatcom County PUD Board of Commissioners meeting, 8 a.m., 1705 Trigg Rd., Ferndale, or virtual meeting

Agenda online.

Whatcom County Council (multiple meetings), 9 a.m. – 6 p.m., 311 Grand Ave., Bellingham, or virtual meeting 

Agendas online. Council committees meet at 9 a.m. (Special Committee of the Whole); 9:50 a.m. (Climate Action and Natural Resources); 10:30 a.m. (Finance and Administrative Services ); 1 p.m. (Criminal Justice and Public Safety); 1:10 p.m. (Public Works & Health ); 2:15 p.m. (Committee of the Whole); 3:30 p.m. (Planning and Development); 6 p.m. (Council).

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, 5 p.m., 1801 Roeder Ave., or virtual meeting

Agenda may be posted in advance.

Bellingham Transportation Commission meeting, 6 p.m., 210 Lottie St., or virtual meeting

Agenda may be posted in advance.

Blaine City Council meeting, 6 p.m., 10801 Town Square Drive NE., Blaine, or virtual meeting

Agenda may be posted in advance.

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 11

Bellingham Parks and Recreation Advisory Board meeting, 7:30 a.m., 210 Lottie 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.

COMMENT AND PUBLIC PARTICIPATION

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 rideable 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.

Parking removal for bike and pedestrian upgrades. Deadline: 2023

To make space for pedestrian and bicycle upgrades, some on-street parking will need to be removed for a few of the 2023 transportation projects recently approved by the Bellingham City Council in the six-year Transportation Improvement Program. The project areas being considered for parking removal include: West Illinois Street (Sunset to Lynn); Meridian Street (East Victor to West Illinois); Girard Street (Broadway to Young); Eldridge Avenue (Broadway to Nequalicum); Cornwall Avenue (Laurel to Pine). Survey online.

YOUR PROPERTY TAXES

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.


Civic Agenda is published weekly on Thursdays. Send items to EricTrent@cascadiadaily.com.

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