Civic Agenda

Civic agenda: April 21 – April 27, 2022

This week's meetings, hearings and opportunities for public input
April 21, 2022 at 5:00 a.m.

By CDN Staff

THURSDAY, April 21

Whatcom Transportation Authority meeting, 8 a.m., virtual meeting

Agenda and meeting materials online.

Puget Sound Partnership Science Panel meeting, 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., virtual meeting

Agenda and instructions for joining meeting remotely online.

Whatcom County Crisis Stabilization Facility Committee meeting, 9:30 a.m., virtual meeting

Agenda may be posted in advance.

Sehome Hill Arboretum Board of Governors meeting, 4 p.m., virtual meeting

City of Bellingham–Downtown Bellingham Partnership community meeting, 5:30 p.m., Boundary Bay Beer Garden

Meeting information online.

Climate Change Telephone Town Hall with Rep. Rick Larsen, 5:30 p.m., virtual meeting

Dial-in information online.

Forests, Water and Climate Change webinar, 6 p.m., virtual meeting

Registration online.

Ferndale Parks, Recreation & Trails Advisory Board meeting, 6:30 p.m., 2095 Main St., Ferndale, or virtual meeting

Meeting information online.

Bellingham Planning Commission meeting, 7 p.m., virtual meeting

Registration is required to attend the meeting via Zoom or to provide public comment.

Nooksack Valley School District meeting, 7 p.m., Nooksack Valley Middle School, Room 231, Nooksack

Agenda online. 

FRIDAY, April 22

Whatcom County Conservation Easement Program Oversight Committee meeting, 8:30 a.m., virtual meeting

Event information online.

Western Washington University Board of Trustees meeting, 8 a.m., Old Main 340 Board Room or virtual meeting

Agenda online. The university will discuss technology and cybersecurity, 10-year capital plan, Western Crossings Partnership and approve summer session tuition, housing and dining rates and public works projects.

SATURDAY, April 23

Whatcom Farm Expo, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Northwest Washington Fairgrounds, Lynden 

Agenda online.

MONDAY, April 25

Bellingham Public Works and Natural Resources Committee meeting, 9 a.m., virtual meeting

Agenda and instructions to join are available online.  

Bellingham City Council (multiple meetings), 9 a.m. – 7 p.m., virtual meetings

Agenda and meeting materials online. No public comment will be taken during meetings; submit comments for this meeting online. 7 p.m. full council meeting. The Committee of the Whole meets at 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. 

Bellingham Climate Action Committee meeting, 9:30 a.m., virtual meeting

Agenda and instructions for joining meeting remotely online. 

Blaine City Council meeting, 6 p.m., virtual meeting

Agenda and instructions for joining meeting remotely will be posted in advance.

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

Agenda will be posted in advance.

Bellingham City Council Public Hearing, 7 p.m., virtual meeting

Advanced testimony is encouraged to consider a comprehensive plan amendment to rezone a property located at 2948 James Street in Area 1A of the Sunnyland Neighborhood from Residential, Single to Residential Multi (High Density). 

Blaine School District meeting, 7 p.m., 765 H St.

Agenda will be posted in advance.

TUESDAY, April 26

Whatcom Public Utility District Commission meeting, 8 a.m., 1705 Trigg Road, Ferndale, or virtual meeting

Agenda and meeting materials will be posted in advance.

Skagit County Commissioners Public Hearing, 9 a.m., 1800 Continental Pl., Suite 100, Mount Vernon, or virtual meeting 

Agenda online to consider testimony regarding amending four franchise agreements. 

Whatcom County Council (multiple meetings), 9:30 a.m. – 6 p.m., 311 Grand Ave., Bellingham or virtual meeting 

Agenda online. Council committees meet at 9:30 a.m. (Climate Action and Natural Resources), 10:20 a.m. (Finance and Administrative Services), 1:20 p.m. (Public Works and Health), 2:10 p.m. (Criminal Justice and Public Safety), 2:20 p.m. (Planning and Development) and 3:30 p.m. (Committee of the Whole).

Blaine Civil Service Commission meeting, 3 p.m., virtual meeting 

Agenda may be posted in advance.

Tourism Commission meeting, 3:30 p.m., virtual meeting

Registration is required to attend the meeting via Zoom or to provide public comment. Agenda will be posted in advance. 

Ferndale School District meeting, 6 p.m., 5780 Hendrickson Ave. or virtual meeting

Agenda will be posted in advance.

Historic Preservation Commission meeting, 7 p.m., virtual meeting

Agenda may be posted in advance.

WEDNESDAY, April 27

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

Meeting information online.

Bellingham City Club webinar, 12 p.m., virtual meeting

Registration is recommended. 

Anacortes Planning Commission meeting, 6 p.m., virtual meeting

Agenda may be posted in advance.

Meridian School District meeting, 7 p.m., 194 W Laurel Rd. or virtual meeting

Agenda will be posted in advance.


COMMENT AND PUBLIC PARTICIPATION

Anacortes docket of Comprehensive Plan & Development Regulation amendments. Deadline: April 22

More information online. Submit comments to libbyb@cityofanacortes.org.

Name the future Bellingham park at Cornwall Landfill. Deadline: April 29

Cleanup of the site is scheduled for 2023 with park construction expected to begin in September 2024. Enter your suggestion for the new park's name at the Engage Bellingham website.

Climate Action Fund. Deadline: April 30

Bellingham city officials seek feedback on a proposed property tax to fund carbon reduction and climate change adaptation projects.

Jail planning. Deadline: Late 2022

The Whatcom County Justice Project's Stakeholder Advisory Committee is accepting comments at SAC@co.whatcom.wa.us on a new jail and associated behavioral health services, as long as the committee continues to meet.


YOUR PROPERTY TAXES

How much do I pay, and where does the money go? Whatcom, Skagit and San Juan counties report how much each jurisdiction collects in property taxes, and how much each individual pays, depending on where they live and the value of their property.


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