Civic Agenda

Civic Agenda: Aug. 4 – Aug. 10, 2022

This week's meetings, hearings and opportunities for public input
August 4, 2022 at 5:10 a.m.

By CDN Staff

THURSDAY, Aug. 4

Whatcom County Steering Committee meeting, 11 a.m., 311 Grand Ave., Suite 105, Bellingham, or virtual meeting

Agenda online.

Whatcom County Information Needs & Data Exchange Subcommittee meeting, 1:30 p.m., 311 Grand Ave., Suite 105, Bellingham, or virtual meeting

Agenda online.

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

Agenda may be posted in advance.

City of Bellingham Greenways Advisory Committee meeting, 7 p.m., virtual meeting 

Agenda may be posted in advance.

FRIDAY, Aug. 5

Whatcom County Incarceration Prevention and Reduction Task Force meeting, 12:30 p.m., 311 Grand Ave., Suite 105, Bellingham, or virtual meeting 

Agenda online.

MONDAY, Aug. 8

Whatcom County Health Department Veterans Advisory Board meeting, 10 a.m., 509 Girard St., Bellingham, or virtual meeting 

Agenda online.

Blaine City Council meeting, 6 p.m., 435 Martin St., Suite 4000, 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.

TUESDAY, Aug. 9

Whatcom County PUD Commission meeting, 8 a.m., 2007 Cherry St., Ferndale, or virtual meeting

Agenda may be posted in advance.

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. (Committee of the Whole executive session); 10:45 a.m. (Finance and Administrative Services); 1:40 p.m. (Public Works and Health), 2:25 p.m. (Planning and Development); 3 p.m. (Committee of the Whole); 6 p.m. (Council).

Port of Bellingham Board of Commissioners meeting, 2 p.m., 1801 Roeder Ave, Bellingham, or virtual meeting 

Agenda online.

City of Bellingham Historic Preservation Commission meeting, 4 p.m., virtual meeting 

Agenda may be posted in advance.

City of Bellingham Transportation Commission meeting, 6 p.m., virtual meeting 

Agenda may be posted in advance.

City of Anacortes Parks and Recreation Advisory Commission meeting, 6 p.m., 904 6th St., or virtual meeting

Agenda online.

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 10

City of Bellingham Parks and Recreation Advisory Board meeting, 7:30 a.m., virtual meeting 

Agenda may be posted in advance.

Skagit County Commissioners meeting, 8:45 a.m., 1800 Continental Place, Mount Vernon, or virtual meeting

Agenda may be posted in advance.

Department of Natural Resources Forest Practices Board meeting, 9 a.m., virtual meeting 

Agenda online.

City of Bellingham Civil Service Commission meeting, 2 p.m., virtual meeting 

Agenda may be posted in advance.

City of Anacortes Arts Commission meeting, 4 p.m., 904 6th St., or virtual meeting

Agenda may be posted in advance.

Whatcom County Food System Committee meeting, 4:45 p.m., 509 Girard St., Bellingham, or virtual meeting

Agenda online.

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

Agenda may be posted in advance.

Bellingham Public Schools Board meeting, 6 p.m., Options High School, 2015 Franklin St.

Agenda may be posted in advance.

Mount Vernon City Council meeting, 7 p.m., 1805 Continental Place, or virtual meeting

Agenda may be posted in advance.


COMMENT AND PUBLIC PARTICIPATION

Proposals for roundabout art. Deadline: Aug. 5, 2022

The City of Bellingham seeks an artist or artist team to design, fabricate and install artwork at a roundabout located on Cordata Parkway and Horton Road. The deadline to respond to the project is noon on Aug. 5, 2022.

For the complete qualifications and submittal requirements, visit the city’s webpage.

Lorraine Ellis Park playground. Deadline: Aug. 18, 2022

The City of Bellingham Parks and Recreation Department is planning to replace the existing playground at Lorraine Ellis Park, located in the Columbia Neighborhood on West Illinois Street. The online survey is open July 22 through Aug. 18.

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.

Pedestrian and bicycle master plans. Deadline: Spring 2023

The pedestrian and bicycle master plans are each city-wide plans that identify future projects to create a more walkable and ridable community.

Public engagement is an integral part of both plan updates and will be used to inform projects, programs and priorities for further building out Bellingham’s pedestrian and bicycle networks for people of all ages and abilities to safely and conveniently walk, bike and roll. Survey online


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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