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Weekly Watchdog: Sept. 28 – Oct. 4, 2023

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

By CDN Staff

GET INVOLVED

Whatcom County Council meeting as the Health Board, 10 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 3, 322 N. Commercial St.
Council will discuss workplan ideas for 2024, including the children’s fund implementation plan, the food systems assessment and the jail & behavioral health services ballot measure.

League of Women Voters of Bellingham-Whatcom County forum, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 3, 311 Grand Ave., Bellingham 
Candidates for Whatcom County Council District 4, District 5 and at-large will participate.

Bellingham City Club forum, noon Wednesday, Oct. 4, Zoom only
The forum will consider the pros and cons of the Whatcom County jail measure and two City of Bellingham initiatives on the minimum wage and renter assistance. Preregistration is encouraged, or find the Zoom link the day of the forum, at bellinghamcityclub.org.


FULL CALENDAR

THURSDAY, Sept. 28

Puget Sound Salmon Recovery Council meeting, 9 a.m., virtual meeting
Agenda online.

What-Comm Administrative Board meeting, 1 p.m., 625 Halleck St., Bellingham, or virtual meeting
Agenda may be posted in advance.

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

FRIDAY, Sept. 29

Department of Fish and Wildlife Commission meeting, 1 p.m., virtual meeting
Agenda online.

SATURDAY, Sept. 30

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

MONDAY, Oct. 2

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. 3

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

Whatcom County Council as the Health Board meeting, 10 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 online.

Port of Bellingham Board of Commissioners meeting, 4 p.m., 1801 Roeder Ave. Bellingham, or virtual meeting
Agenda may be posted in advance.

Whatcom County Forestry Advisory Committee meeting, 4 p.m., 5280 NW Drive, Bellingham, 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.

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

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