Civic Agenda

Civic Agenda: Aug. 11 – 17, 2022

This week's meetings, hearings and opportunities for public input
August 11, 2022 at 5:00 a.m.

By CDN Staff


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

Agenda online.

Whatcom County Civil Service Commission meeting, 10:30 a.m., 311 Grand Ave. Suite 107 

Agenda online.

Community Development Advisory Board meeting, 6 p.m., virtual meeting

Agenda may be posted in advance.

MONDAY, Aug. 15

Incarceration Prevention and Reduction Task Force meeting, 9 a.m., 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 Fourth St.

Agenda may be posted in advance.

TUESDAY, Aug. 16

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

Agenda may be posted in advance.

Incarceration Prevention and Reduction Task Force: Behavioral Health Committee meeting, 9 a.m., 311 Grand Ave., Bellingham, or virtual meeting

Agenda online.

Design Review Board meeting, 3 p.m., virtual meeting

Agenda online. Registration is required. 

Immigration Advisory Board meeting, 6:30 p.m., virtual meeting 

Agenda may be posted in advance.


Whatcom Racial Equity Commission Public Engagement Survey. Deadline: Aug. 12, 2022

The City of Bellingham and Whatcom County have partnered with the Chuckanut Health Foundation to develop recommendations for the scope and structure of a proposed Whatcom Racial Equity Commission, expected to be presented to the City and County councils for consideration by fall 2022. This work is in service to the goal of creating a Whatcom County where every person is able to live, thrive, and belong for who they are, as they are, regardless of race.

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 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


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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