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Weekly Watchdog: Feb. 8 – 14, 2024

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

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Bellingham City Council
1:20 p.m. and 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 12, 210 Lottie St., or via YouTube

Council will discuss and possibly vote on stricter rules for the city’s rental registration and inspection program, to further protect tenants and hold landlords more accountable.

Bellingham City Council
7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 12, 210 Lottie St., or via YouTube

Council will take a final vote on suspending future meetings of the Immigration Advisory Board.

Public Utility District No. 1 of Whatcom County
8:15 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 13, 1705 Trigg Road, Ferndale, or via Zoom

PUD commissioners will hear updates on Nooksack River water-rights adjudication and the potential for geothermal power development.


FULL CALENDAR

THURSDAY, Feb. 8

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

Agenda online.

Blaine Public Works and Parks Advisory Board meeting
9 a.m., 435 Martin St., Suite 3000, or virtual meeting

Agenda may be posted in advance.

Puget Sound Partnership Ecosystem Coordination Board meeting
9:30 a.m., virtual meeting

Agenda online.

Whatcom County Civil Service Commission meeting
10:30 a.m., 311 Grand Ave., Suite 107, Bellingham, or virtual meeting

Agenda online.

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

Agenda online.

Bellingham Community Development Advisory Board meeting
6 p.m., virtual meeting

Agenda may be posted in advance.

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

Agenda online.

Whatcom County Flood Control Zone District Advisory Committee meeting
7 p.m., 322 N. Commercial St., Bellingham, or virtual meeting

Agenda online.

Lynden City Council with Lynden School Board and Lynden Parks and Rec District meeting
7 p.m., 516 Main St.

Agenda online.

MONDAY, Feb. 12

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.

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); 3 p.m. (Committee of the Whole) 7 p.m. (Council).

Blaine City Council meeting
6 p.m., 435 Martin St., Suite 3000, 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.


WDFW Resident Native Trout Harvest Management Town Hall meeting
6 p.m., virtual meeting

Agenda online.

TUESDAY, Feb. 13

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

Agenda may be posted in advance.

Whatcom County Criminal Justice Treatment Account Panel meeting
10 a.m., 800 E. Chestnut St., Suite 1B, Bellingham, or virtual meeting

Agenda online.

Whatcom County Council Water Work Session meeting
10:30 a.m., 311 Grand Ave., Bellingham, or virtual meeting

Agenda may be posted in advance.

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., or virtual meeting

Agenda may be posted in advance.

Port of Bellingham Marina Advisory Committee meeting
6 p.m., 1801 Roeder Ave., Suite 146, Bellingham, or virtual meeting

Agenda may be posted in advance.

Bellingham Transportation Commission meeting
6 p.m., 2221 Pacific St., or virtual meeting

Agenda may be posted in advance.

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 14

Bellingham Parks and Recreation Advisory Board meeting
7:30 a.m., 210 Lottie St., or virtual meeting

Agenda may be posted in advance.

Ferndale City Council meeting
8 a.m., 2095 Main St., or virtual meeting

Agenda may be posted in advance.

Washington State Department of Natural Resources Forest Practices Board meeting
9 a.m., virtual meeting

Agenda online.

Washington State Department of Natural Resources Carbon and Forest Management Work Group meeting
9 a.m., virtual meeting

Agenda may be posted in advance.

Bellingham Civil Service Commission meeting
2 p.m., 210 Lottie St., or virtual meeting

Agenda may be posted in advance.

Ferndale Arts Commission meeting
5 p.m., 2095 Main St., or virtual meeting

Agenda may be posted in advance.

Ferndale Planning meeting
6 p.m., 5694 Second Ave., or virtual meeting

Agenda may be posted in advance.


OPPORTUNITIES FOR COMMENT

Water Adjudication Assistance survey. Deadline: Spring 2024

The Washington State Legislature is providing funding to Whatcom County to develop and implement outreach and provide filing assistance to water users. Survey online.

The Bellingham Plan: “Ways the City Could Grow.” Deadline: 2024

Bellingham could grow in a variety of ways. Let the City of Bellingham know the pros and cons of each of the listed approaches on its individual comment boards. Add pros and cons (or up-vote someone else’s comment). Go to this webpage and scroll halfway down to see the comment boards.

Proposed expansion of Bellingham’s transit station. Deadline: 2024

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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