Civic Agenda

Civic Agenda: Dec. 15 – 21, 2022

This week's meetings, hearings and opportunities for public input
December 15, 2022 at 5:00 a.m.

By CDN Staff

THURSDAY, Dec. 15

Whatcom County Stakeholder Advisory Committee for the Public Health, Safety, and Justice Initiative meeting, 10 a.m., 311 Grand Ave., Suite 105, Bellingham, or virtual meeting

Agenda online.

What-Comm Administrative Board meeting, 1 p.m., 625 Halleck St., Bellingham, or virtual meeting

Agenda online.

Whatcom County Food System Committee meeting, 3 p.m., 509 Girard St., Bellingham, or virtual meeting

Agenda online.

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

Agenda online.

Whatcom County Parks and Recreation Commission meeting, 6 p.m., 2600 Sunset Drive, Bellingham, or virtual meeting

Agenda online.

MONDAY, Dec. 19

Whatcom County Incarceration Prevention and Reduction Task Force meeting, 9 a.m., 311 Grand Ave., Suite 105, Bellingham, or virtual meeting

Agenda online.

Ferndale City Council meeting, 4 p.m., 2095 Main 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.

Lynden City Council meeting, 7 p.m., 205 4th St.

Agenda may be posted in advance.

TUESDAY, Dec. 20

Whatcom County Public Utility District Board of Commissioners meeting, 8 a.m., 1705 Trigg Road, Ferndale, or virtual meeting

Agenda may be posted in advance.

Skagit County Commissioners meeting, 11:15 a.m., 1800 Continental Place, Mount Vernon, or virtual meeting

Agenda online.

Bellingham Public Library Board of Trustees meeting, 3:30 p.m., 210 Central Ave.

Agenda online.

 

COMMENT AND PUBLIC PARTICIPATION

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 rideable 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.

Parking removal for bike and pedestrian upgrades. Deadline: 2023

To make space for pedestrian and bicycle upgrades, some on-street parking will need to be removed for a few of the 2023 transportation projects recently approved by the Bellingham City Council in the six-year Transportation Improvement Program. The project areas being considered for parking removal include: West Illinois Street (Sunset to Lynn); Meridian Street (East Victor to West Illinois); Girard Street (Broadway to Young); Eldridge Avenue (Broadway to Nequalicum); Cornwall Avenue (Laurel to Pine). 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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