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Weekly Watchdog: Nov. 30 – Dec. 6, 2023

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

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Whatcom County Council, 1 p.m. Monday, Dec. 4, 311 Grand Ave., Bellingham

Council during this special meeting will consider a vote to certify the property tax amounts to be levied by cities and school, fire and cemetery districts in the county.

Bellingham City Council, 1:20 p.m. Monday, Dec. 4, 210 Lottie St.

Council will consider a proposal from member Kristina Michele Martens to create new rules for landlords, including a ban on renting units that do not meet a state habitability standard.

Whatcom County Council, 2:20 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 5, 311 Grand Ave., Bellingham
Council will decide whether to ask voters in November 2024 if elected officials holding a county office should be barred from holding any other public office at any level of government.


FULL CALENDAR

FRIDAY, Dec. 1

Whatcom County Conservation Easement Program Oversight Committee meeting, 8:30 a.m., 5280 NW Drive, Bellingham, or virtual meeting
Agenda 
online.

SATURDAY, Dec. 2

WDFW Game Management Advisory Council meeting, 9 a.m., virtual meeting
Agenda may be posted in advance.

MONDAY, Dec. 4

Whatcom County Council special meeting, 1 p.m., 311 Grand Ave, Suite 105, Bellingham, or virtual meeting
Agenda 
online.

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. (Public Works and Natural Resources); 1:20 p.m. (Committee Of The Whole); 7 p.m. (Council).

Ferndale City Council meeting, 5 p.m., 5694 2nd Ave., 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.

Whatcom County Ferry Advisory Committee meeting, 6 p.m., 3913 Legoe Bay Road, Lummi Island
Agenda 
online.

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

TUESDAY, Dec. 5

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

Whatcom County Council (multiple meetings), 9:45 a.m. – 6 p.m., 311 Grand Ave., Suite 105, Bellingham, or virtual meeting 

Agendas online. 

Council committees meet at 9:45 a.m. (Council Finance and Administrative Services); 1:30 p.m. (Council Public Works & Health); 1:55 p.m. (Council Planning and Development); 2:20 p.m. (Committee of the Whole); 6 p.m. (Council).

WDFW Fishing Guide Advisory Group meeting, 2:45 p.m., virtual meeting
Agenda may be posted in advance.

Whatcom County Forest Advisory Committee meeting, 4 p.m., 5280 NW Drive, Bellingham, or virtual meeting
Agenda 
online.

Lynden Design Review Board meeting, 5 p.m., 300 4th St.
Agenda may be posted in advance.

Bellingham Cornwall Memorial Park public meeting, 6 p.m., 210 Lottie St., or virtual meeting
Agenda may be posted in advance.

Bellingham Arts Commission meeting, 6 p.m., 210 Lottie St., or virtual meeting
Agenda online.

Anacortes Forest Plan Public Comment meeting, 6 p.m., 904 6th St., or virtual meeting
Agenda online.

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 6

Whatcom County Criminal Justice Treatment Account Panel meeting, 10 a.m., 800 E. Chestnut St., Suite 1B, Bellingham, or virtual meeting
Agenda 
may be posted in advance.

Lynden Design Review Board meeting, 4 p.m., 300 4th St.
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.

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

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