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Weekly Watchdog: Jan. 25 – 31, 2024

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

By CDN Staff

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Bellingham City Council
11 a.m. and 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 29, 210 Lottie St.

Council will discuss at 11 a.m. and vote at 7 p.m. on whether to award the West Illinois Street improvement project to Dawson Construction at a cost of $3.49 million. The project, slated to begin in March, would make bicycle and pedestrian improvements, and add a roundabout at Illinois and Meridian streets.

Bellingham City Council
3 p.m. and 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 29, 210 Lottie St.

Council will discuss and possibly vote on an ordinance to suspend future meetings of the Immigration Advisory Board, which has been providing input on a potential new Immigrant Resource Center.

Bellingham City Council
3 p.m. and 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 29, 210 Lottie St.

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.


FULL CALENDAR

THURSDAY, Jan. 25

Washington State Department of Natural Resources Survey Advisory Board meeting
8 a.m., virtual meeting

Agenda online.

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

Agenda online.

Puget Sound Salmon Recovery Council meeting
10 a.m., virtual meeting

Agenda online.

What-Comm Administrative Board meeting
1 p.m., 625 Halleck St., Bellingham, or virtual meeting 

Agenda online.

Whatcom County Solid Waste Advisory Committee meeting
5:30 p.m., 322 N. Commercial St., 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.

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

Agenda online.

FRIDAY, Jan. 26

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

Agenda online.

Whatcom County Conservation Easement Program Oversight Committee meeting
8:30 a.m., 5280 Northwest Drive, Bellingham, or virtual meeting 

Agenda online.

Whatcom County Wildlife Advisory Committee special meeting
9:30 a.m., 5280 Northwest Drive, Bellingham, or virtual meeting 

Agenda online.

SATURDAY, Jan. 27

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

Agenda online.

MONDAY, Jan. 29

Whatcom County Council as the Health Board meeting
9 a.m., 322 N. Commercial St., Bellingham, or virtual meeting 

Agenda online.

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

Agendas online. Council committees meet at 11 a.m. (Public Works and Natural Resources); 1:30 p.m. (Community and Economic Development); 2:15 p.m. (Parks and Recreation);  3 p.m. (Committee of the Whole) 7 p.m. (Council).

TUESDAY, Jan. 30

WDFW Puget Sound salmon town hall meeting
6 p.m., virtual meeting

Agenda online.

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 31

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

Agenda may be posted in advance.


OPPORTUNITIES FOR COMMENT

Community Broadband Internet. Deadline: Feb. 6, 2024

The City of Bellingham is currently conducting an analysis of internet resources for residents. Your responses will help contribute to a five-year comprehensive plan to better assess the community’s needs and obtain additional funding to expand our broadband network. 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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