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Weekly Watchdog: March 7 – 13, 2024

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

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

Council is expected discuss in the morning, and decide in the evening, whether to share responsibilities with Whatcom County for environmental review of ABC Recycling’s proposed metal shredder just outside the city.

Bellingham City Council
7 p.m. Monday, March 11, 210 Lottie St.

Council will hold a public hearing on a modification to the downtown waterfront plan that relocates 0.6 acres of park land that would be lost to a parking garage at the Boardmill development.

Application deadline, Justice Project Oversight and Planning Committee
10 a.m. Thursday, March 12

This new committee will oversee implementation of expanded social service programs and a new jail in Whatcom County. Applicants sought from specific fields including housing, behavioral health and EMS.


FULL CALENDAR

Thursday, March 7

Whatcom County Public Health Advisory Board meeting
7 a.m., 509 Girard St., Bellingham, or virtual meeting

Agenda may be posted in advance.

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

Agenda online.

Washington State Department of Natural Resources Timber, Fish and Wildlife Policy Committee meeting
9 a.m., virtual meeting

Agenda online.

Anacortes Forest Advisory Board meeting
6 p.m., 904 6th St., or virtual meeting 

Agenda online.

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

Agenda may be posted in advance.

Bellingham Planning Commission meeting
7 p.m., 210 Lottie St., or virtual meeting

Agenda online.

Bellingham Greenways Advisory Committee meeting
7 p.m., 210 Lottie St., or virtual meeting

Agenda may be posted in advance.

Monday, March 11

Anacortes Public Library Board of Trustees meeting
10 a.m., 1220 10th St., or virtual meeting 

Agenda may be posted in advance.

Bellingham City Council (multiple meetings)
10:45 a.m. – 7 p.m., 210 Lottie St., or virtual meeting 

Agendas online. Council committees meet at 10:45 a.m. (Public Works and Natural Resources); 10:50 a.m. (Parks and Recreation); 11 a.m. (Committee of the Whole); 7 p.m. (Council).

Anacortes City Council meeting
6 p.m., 904 6th St., or virtual meeting 

Agenda may be posted in advance.


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

Agenda may be posted in advance.

TUESDAY, March 12

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

Agenda may be posted in advance.

Whatcom County Council Water Work Session meeting
10 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.

Bellingham Transportation Commission meeting
6 p.m., 2221 Pacific 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.

WEDNESDAY, March 13

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

Agenda online.

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

Whatcom Transportation Policy Board meeting
3 p.m., 314 East Champion St., Bellingham, 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 Commission meeting
6 p.m., 2095 Main St., 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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