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Weekly Watchdog: Oct. 26 – Nov. 1, 2023

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

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Bellingham City Council, 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 30, 210 Lottie St.
Council will consider changes to the rental registration fees, to help pay for new positions in the program.

Bellingham City Council, 1:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 30, 210 Lottie St.
Council will hold a 2024 budget work session for two city departments: parks and recreation, and planning and community development.

Bellingham City Council, 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 30, 210 Lottie St.
Council will hold a public hearing on a proposed 1% increase in the city’s property tax for 2024, based on 2023 figures.


FULL CALENDAR

THURSDAY, Oct. 26

Department of Fish and Wildlife Commission meeting, 8 a.m., virtual meeting
Agenda online.

Washington State DNR Survey Advisory Board meeting, 8 a.m., virtual meeting
Agenda may be posted in advance.

Puget Sound Partnership Proposed Ecosystem Coordination Board meeting, 9 a.m., virtual meeting
Agenda online.

Whatcom County Solid Waste Advisory Committee meeting, 5:30 p.m., 322 N. Commercial St., Bellingham, or virtual meeting
Agenda may be posted in advance.

FRIDAY, Oct. 27

Whatcom County Conservation Easement Program Oversight Committee meeting, 8:30 a.m., 5280 NW Drive, Bellingham, or virtual meeting
Agenda may be posted in advance.

Department of Fish and Wildlife Commission meeting, 8:45 a.m., virtual meeting
Agenda online.


SATURDAY, Oct. 28

Department of Fish and Wildlife Commission meeting, 8 a.m., virtual meeting
Agenda online.

MONDAY, Oct. 30

Whatcom County Council Special meeting, 10 a.m., 311 Grand Ave., Suite 105, Bellingham
Agenda online.

TUESDAY, Oct. 31

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. (Planning Committee); 1:30 p.m. (Committee Of The Whole); 7 p.m. (Council).

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 1

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

Washington Community Forestry Council meeting, 10:30 a.m., virtual meeting
Agenda may be posted in advance.


OPPORTUNITIES FOR COMMENT

Lake Padden Park Recreational Assessment. Deadline: Nov. 8, 2023

Bellingham is asking for feedback on recreation opportunities at Lake Padden as part of an assessment for future recreation development at the park. The city wants to understand how you use the park now and how you’d like to use it in the future, so it can plan for uses that are compatible with both the ecological setting and the community’s recreational needs. 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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