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Weekly Watchdog: March 14 – 20, 2024

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

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Anacortes City Council
6 p.m. Monday, March 18, 904 6th St., or via Zoom

Council will give a first reading (no action expected) of an ordinance that would prohibit new vacation rentals in certain commercial zones.

Whatcom County Council
6 p.m. Tuesday, March 19, 311 Grand Ave., Bellingham or remotely

Council will hold a public hearing on whether to change recycling collection from source-separated (paper, glass, etc. in separate bins) to single stream, to align with Bellingham-specific fields including housing, behavioral health and EMS.

Bellingham Planning Commission
7 p.m. Thursday, March 21, 210 Lottie St.

The commission will hold a public hearing on proposed changes to housing density and stormwater regulations in the Silver Beach neighborhood.


FULL CALENDAR

Thursday, March 14

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

Agenda online.

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

Agenda online.

Blaine Public Works and Park Advisory Board meeting
9:30 a.m., 435 Martin St., Suite 3000, or virtual meeting

Agenda may be posted in advance.

Bellingham Public Schools Board of Directors meeting
6 p.m., 2015 Franklin St.

Agenda online.

Bellingham Community Development Advisory Board meeting
6 p.m., 210 Lottie St., Bellingham, or virtual meeting

Agenda online.

Blaine Planning Commission meeting
6 p.m., 435 Martin St., Suite 3000, or virtual meeting

Agenda online.

Whatcom County Ferry Advisory Committee meeting
6 p.m., 322 N. Commercial St., Bellingham, or virtual meeting

Agenda online.

Monday, March 18

Whatcom County Incarceration Prevention & Reduction Task Force meeting
9 a.m., 311 Grand Ave., Suite 105, Bellingham, or virtual meeting

Agenda may be posted in advance.

Lynden Parks Committee meeting
4 p.m., 205 4th St.

Agenda may be posted in advance.

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

Lynden City Council meeting
7 p.m., 205 4th St.

Agenda may be posted in advance.


TUESDAY, March 19

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

Agendas online.

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

Agenda may be posted in advance.

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

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.

Bellingham Water Resources Advisory Board meeting
6 p.m., 2221 Pacific St., Bellingham, or virtual meeting

Agenda online.

WEDNESDAY, March 20

Lynden Community Development Committee meeting
4 p.m., 205 4th St.

Agenda may be posted in advance.

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., 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.

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