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Weekly Watchdog: Feb. 15 – 21, 2024

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

GET INVOLVED

39th Legislative District town hall
10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 17, Concrete Theatre, 45920 Main St., Concrete

Sen. Keith Wagoner and Reps. Carolyn Eslick and Sam Low meet with constituents to discuss the current legislative session.

42nd Legislative District town hall
1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 17, Horizon Middle School, 2671 Thornton Road, Ferndale

Sen. Sharon Shewmake and Reps. Alicia Rule and Joe Timmons meet with constituents to discuss the current legislative session.

40th Legislative District telephone town hall
6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 21, call 877-229-8493, pin 116359

Sen. Liz Lovelett and Reps. Debra Lekanoff and Alex Ramel will speak via telephone with constituents to discuss the current legislative session.


FULL CALENDAR

THURSDAY, Feb. 15

Whatcom Transportation Authority meeting
8 a.m., 4011 Bakerview Spur, Bellingham, or virtual meeting

Agenda online.

Whatcom County Incarceration Prevention and Reduction Task Force Crisis Stabilization Facility Subcommittee meeting
9:30 a.m., 311 Grand Ave., Suite 105, or virtual meeting

Agenda online.

Whatcom County Incarceration Prevention and Reduction Task Force Steering Subcommittee meeting
11 a.m., 311 Grand Ave., Suite 105, or virtual meeting

Agenda online.

Sehome Hill Arboretum Board of Governors meeting
4 p.m., 210 Lottie St., virtual meeting

Agenda may be posted in advance.

Ferndale City Council meeting
5:30 p.m., 2095 Main St.

Agenda online.

Whatcom County Climate Impact Advisory Committee meeting
5:30 p.m., 322 N. Commercial St., Bellingham, or virtual meeting

Agenda online.

Whatcom County Ferry Advisory Committee special meeting
6 p.m., 2144 S. Nugent Road, Lummi Island

Agenda online.

Whatcom County Parks and Recreation Commission meeting
6 p.m., 9261 Semiahmoo Parkway, Blaine, or virtual meeting

Agenda online.

Point Roberts Community Advisory Committee meeting
7 p.m., 1437 Gulf Road, Point Roberts, or virtual meeting

Agenda online.

TUESDAY, Feb. 20

WDFW Brian Abbott Fish Barrier Removal Board meeting
9 a.m., virtual meeting

Agenda online.

Washington State Department of Natural Resources Forest Health Advisory Committee meeting
9 a.m., virtual meeting

Agenda online.

Whatcom County Council (multiple meetings)
9:30 a.m. – 6 p.m., 311 Grand Ave., Suite 105, Bellingham, or virtual meeting 

Agendas online. Council committees meet at 9:30 a.m. (Committee of the Whole Executive Session); 9:50 a.m. (Climate Action and Natural Resources Committee); 10:55 a.m. (Finance and Administrative Services Committee); 1:15 p.m. (Public Works & Health Committee); 1:55 p.m. (Planning and Development Committee); 2:30 p.m. (Committee of the Whole) 7 p.m. (Council).

Bellingham Design Review Board meeting
3 p.m., 210 Lottie St., virtual meeting

Agenda online.

Bellingham Public Library Board of Trustees meeting
3:30 p.m., 210 Central Ave.

Agenda may be posted in advance.

Port of Bellingham Board of Commissioners meeting
4 p.m., 1801 Roeder Ave., Suite 146, Bellingham, or virtual meeting

Agenda may be posted in advance.

Whatcom County Food System Committee meeting
4:30 p.m., 509 Girard St., Bellingham, or virtual meeting

Agenda online.

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

Agenda may be posted in advance.

Lynden City Council meeting
7 p.m., 300 4th St.

Agenda may be posted in advance.


WEDNESDAY, Feb. 21

Island County Planning Commission meeting
6 p.m., 1 NE 6th St., Room B102, Coupeville, or virtual meeting

Agenda online.

Bellingham Mayor’s Neighborhood Advisory Commission meeting
6:30 p.m., 210 Lottie St., 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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