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Weekly Watchdog: Oct. 12 – 18, 2023

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

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Bellingham City Council, 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 16, 210 Lottie St. 
Council will discuss a proposed agreement with Whatcom County to split the cost of a season-long winter shelter at Civic Field.

Bellingham City Council, 1 p.m. Monday, Oct. 16, 210 Lottie St.
The council’s Public Health, Safety, Justice and Equity Committee will hold separate discussions on responses to fentanyl and meth use, and downtown safety.

Whatcom County sheriff candidate forum, 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 16, Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship, 1207 Ellsworth St.
Hosted by Indivisible Bellingham. Candidates Doug Chadwick and Donnell Tanksley will participate.


FULL CALENDAR

THURSDAY, Oct. 12

Whatcom County Housing Advisory Committee meeting, 8:30 a.m., 322 N. Commercial St., 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.

Puget Sound Partnership Science Panel meeting, 9:30 a.m., Western Washington University, Viking Union, room 462, or virtual meeting

Agenda online.

Washington State DNR Natural Heritage Advisory Council meeting, 9:30 a.m., virtual meeting
Agenda may be posted in advance.

Bellingham International Airport Advisory Committee, 4 p.m., 2005 W. Bakerview Road, or virtual meeting
Agenda may be posted in advance.


City of Bellingham Community Development Advisory Board meeting, 6 p.m., 210 Lottie St., or virtual meeting
Agenda may be posted in advance.

Bellingham Public Schools Board of Directors meeting, 6 p.m., 2015 Franklin St.
Agenda may be posted in advance.

Blaine Planning Commission meeting, 6 p.m., 435 Martin St., Suite 4000

Agenda online.

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

MONDAY, Oct. 16

Bellingham City Council (multiple meetings), 10 a.m. – 7 p.m., 210 Lottie St., or virtual meeting 
Agendas online.

Council committees meet at 10 a.m. (Public Works and Natural Resources); 10:30 a.m. (Parks and Recreation); 11 a.m. (Community and Economic Development); 1 p.m. (Public Health, Safety, Justice, and Equity); 2:40 p.m. (Committee Of The Whole); 7 p.m. (Council).

Ferndale City Council meeting, 5 p.m., 5694 Second Ave.
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.

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

TUESDAY, Oct. 17

Department of Fish and Wildlife Brian Abbott Fish Barrier Removal Board meeting, 9 a.m., virtual meeting
Agenda may be posted in advance.

Whatcom County Council Water Work Session meeting, 10:30 a.m., 322 N. Commercial St., Bellingham, or virtual meeting
Agenda online.

City of Bellingham Design Review Board meeting, 3 p.m., 210 Lottie St., or virtual meeting
Agenda may be posted in advance.

Bellingham Public Library Board of Trustees meeting, 3:30 p.m., 210 Central Ave.
Agenda may be posted in advance.

City of Bellingham Sister Cities Advisory Board meeting, 5:30 p.m., 210 Lottie St., or virtual meeting
Agenda may be posted in advance.

City of Bellingham Arts Commission meeting, 6 p.m., 210 Lottie St., or virtual meeting
Agenda may be posted in advance.

Port of Bellingham Board of Commissioners meeting, 6 p.m., 1801 Roeder Ave., Bellingham, or virtual meeting
Agenda may be posted in advance.

City of Bellingham Arts Commission meeting, 6:30 p.m., 2221 Pacific St., or virtual meeting
Agenda may be posted in advance.

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 18

Island County Planning Commission meeting, 2 p.m., 1 NE 6th St., Coupeville, virtual meeting
Agenda online.

Whatcom County Agricultural Advisory Committee special meeting, 3 p.m., 5280 NW Drive, Bellingham, or virtual meeting
Agenda online.

Acme/VanZandt Subzone Advisory Committee meeting, 6 p.m., 4106 Valley Highway, Deming, 6 p.m., virtual meeting
Agenda online.

Bellingham Mayor’s Neighborhood Advisory Commission meeting, 6:30 p.m., 210 Lottie St., or virtual meeting
Agenda may be posted in advance.


OPPORTUNITIES FOR COMMENT

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.


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