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Weekly Watchdog: March 21 – 27, 2024

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

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Bellingham City Council
10 a.m. and 7 p.m. Monday, March 25, 210 Lottie St.

Council will discuss in the morning, and may vote in the evening, on whether to award a $1.58 million contract to install 38 electric vehicle chargers in the city.

Bellingham City Council
1 p.m. and 7 p.m. Monday, March 25, 210 Lottie St.

Council will discuss in the afternoon, and may vote in the evening, on whether to start reviewing a request to annex 146 acres northeast of the city that would extend the city limits from Magrath Road east to Britton Road.

Lake Whatcom Management Program
6:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 27, 210 Lottie St., Bellingham, or via Zoom

Bellingham City Council, Whatcom County Council and Lake Whatcom Water and Sewer District will hear updates on pollution-reduction efforts around Lake Whatcom.


FULL CALENDAR

Thursday, March 21

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

Agenda online.

Washington DNR Wildland Fire Advisory Committee meeting
1 p.m., virtual meeting

Agenda may be posted in advance.

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

Agenda may be posted in advance.

Ferndale Parks, Recreation & Trails Advisory Board meeting
5:30 p.m., 2095 Main St., or virtual meeting

Agenda may be posted in advance.

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

Agenda may be posted in advance.

Whatcom County Parks and Recreation Commission meeting
6 p.m., 8251 Kendall Road, Maple Falls, or virtual meeting

Agenda online.

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

Agenda online.

Friday, March 22

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

Agenda online.

Monday, March 25

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

Agendas online. Council committees meet at 10 a.m. (Public Works and Natural Resources); 10:35 a.m. (Parks and Recreation); 1 p.m. (Committee of the Whole); 7 p.m. (Council).

Anacortes City Council Joint Meeting with the Port of Anacortes Commission meeting
6 p.m., 904 6th St., 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.

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

Agenda may be posted in advance.

TUESDAY, March 26

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 as the Health Board meeting
10 a.m., 311 Grand Ave.., Bellingham, or virtual meeting

Agenda online.

Bellingham Tourism Commission meeting
3:30 p.m., 210 Lottie St., or virtual meeting

Agenda may be posted in advance.

Blaine Civil Service Commission meeting
3:30 p.m., 435 Martin St., Suite 3000, 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.

Bellingham Historic Preservation Commission meeting
6 p.m., 210 Lottie St., or virtual meeting

Agenda online.

Anacortes Planning Commission meeting
6 p.m., 904 6th St., or virtual meeting 

Agenda may be posted in advance.

WEDNESDAY, March 27

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

Agenda may be posted in advance.

Whatcom County Surface Mining Advisory Committee meeting
3 p.m., 5280 Northwest Drive, Bellingham, or virtual meeting

Agenda online.

Lake Whatcom Cooperative Management Program Annual Joint Councils and Commissioners meeting
6:30 p.m., 210 Lottie St., Bellingham, or virtual meeting

Agenda online.


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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