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Weekly Watchdog: March 28 – April 3, 2024

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

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Anacortes City Council
6 p.m. Monday, April 1, 904 6th St.

Council will vote on whether to accept a $500,000 grant to support efforts to account for climate change in the city’s comprehensive plan.

Anacortes City Council
6 p.m. Monday, April 1, 904 6th St.

Council will vote on whether to hire Hans Van Dusen for $16,000 to select the city’s next residential recycling and organics hauler.

Lynden School Board
6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 4, 516 Main St.

The Lynden School Board is inviting community members to provide public input on the timing and scope of the capital bond, which will appear on an upcoming ballot after failing to pass in the February special election.


FULL CALENDAR

Thursday, March 28

Puget Sound Partnership Salmon Recovery Council meeting
9:30 a.m., virtual meeting

Agenda online.

Washington DNR Natural Heritage Advisory Council meeting
9:30 a.m., virtual meeting

Agenda online.

Bellingham Public Library Board of Trustees meeting
10 a.m., 210 Central Ave.

Agenda online.

WDFW Virtual Information Session: Wildlife Diversity Grant Program
10:30 a.m., virtual meeting

Agenda online.

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

Agenda online.

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

Agenda online.

Friday, March 29

Whatcom County Child and Family Well-Being Task Force meeting
1 p.m., 322 N. Commercial St., Bellingham, virtual meeting

Agenda online.

Monday, April 1

Ferndale City Council meeting
5 p.m., 5694 2nd 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, April 2

Washington Board of Natural Resources meeting
9 a.m., virtual meeting

Agenda online.

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

Agenda may be posted in advance.

Whatcom County Forest Advisory Committee meeting
4 p.m., 5280 Northwest Drive, Bellingham, or virtual meeting

Agenda online.

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

Agenda may be posted in advance.

WEDNESDAY, April 3

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

Weekly Watchdog is published online Thursdays and in print Fridays. To submit a meeting for consideration, email newstips@cascadiadaily.com.

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