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Weekly Watchdog: Oct. 5 – 11, 2023

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

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Whatcom County Council, 2:15 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 10, 311 Grand Ave., Bellingham
A council committee will discuss how to spend the county’s remaining COVID-19 relief funds and consider a resolution to use more Economic Development Investment funding to build affordable housing.

Meridian and Bellingham school board forums, 6 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 10, via Zoom
Scheduled to participate are Jana (Bjornstad) Haugen, Corey Culp, Michelle Simmons and Riley Sweeney for Meridian; and Aran Clauson and Katie Rose for Bellingham. Zoom link on League of Women Voters website.

Blaine school board and city council forums, 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 12, via Zoom
Scheduled to participate are eight candidates in four school board races, and Sonia Hurt and Steven Tojek for city council. Zoom link on League of Women Voters website.


FULL CALENDAR

THURSDAY, Oct. 5

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.

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

MONDAY, Oct. 9

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.

Whatcom County Behavioral Health Advisory Committee meeting, 3 p.m., 800 E. Chestnut St., Bellingham, 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, Oct. 10

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

Agenda may be posted in advance.

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

Agendas online. 

Council committees meet at 9 a.m. (Climate Action and Natural Resources); 10 a.m. (Finance and Administrative Services); 11 a.m. (Public Works & Health); 1 p.m. (Criminal Justice and Public Safety); 1:40 p.m. (Planning and Development Committee); 2:15 p.m. (Committee of the Whole); 6 p.m. (Council).

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

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

Port of Bellingham Marine Advisory Committee meeting, 6 p.m., 1801 Roeder Ave., Bellingham 
Agenda may be posted in advance.

City of Bellingham Transportation Commission meeting, 6 p.m., 2221 Pacific St., or virtual meeting
Agenda may be posted in advance.

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 11

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

City of Bellingham Civil Service Commission meeting, 2 p.m., 2221 Pacific St., or virtual meeting
Agenda may be posted in advance.

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

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

Ferndale Planning Commission meeting, 6 p.m., 5694 Second Ave., 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.


OPPORTUNITIES FOR COMMENT

Climate Action Survey. Deadline: Oct. 6

The City of Bellingham’s goal is to develop a step-by-step plan to address the effects of climate change and reduce greenhouse gas emissions in Bellingham. 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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