Civic Agenda

Civic agenda: Feb. 17 – Feb. 23, 2022

This week's meetings and opportunities for public input
February 17, 2022 at 5:25 a.m.
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Updated February 18, 2022 at 4:01 p.m.

By CDN Staff

THURSDAY, Feb. 17

Whatcom County Parks & Recreation Commission, 6 p.m., virtual meeting

Agenda online.

WhatcomREADS, 6:30 p.m., virtual meeting

Learn about the Whatcom Million Trees Project. Register in advance.

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

The commission will hold public hearings on the Cordata Area 1 and Sunnyland Area 1A comprehensive plan amendments. Agenda online. Preregistration required for Zoom participation or watch live on the city's YouTube channel.

Bellingham Climate Action Fund forum, 7 p.m., virtual meeting

The city seeks input on proposed climate-change solutions that would be funded by a property tax.

Nooksack Valley School Board, 7 p.m., Nooksack Valley Middle School

Agenda online.

Point Roberts Community Advisory Committee, 7 p.m., virtual meeting

Agenda online.

MONDAY, Feb. 21

10th Legislative District town hall, 6:30 p.m.virtual meeting

With Sen. Ron Muzzall, Rep. Dave Paul and Rep. Greg Gilday. Register in advance.

TUESDAY, Feb. 22

PUD of Whatcom County Commission, 8 a.m., virtual meeting

Agenda online.

Whatcom County Council (multiple meetings), 10 a.m. –  6 p.m., virtual meetings

Agendas online. Live public comment is only taken during the 6 p.m. full council meeting. Council committees meet at 10 a.m. (Finance and Administrative Services), 1 p.m. (Public Works & Health), 1:35 p.m. (Planning and Development), 2:10 p.m. (Criminal Justice and Public Safety) and 3 p.m. (Committee of the Whole). A public hearing is scheduled at 6 p.m., about allowing tiny homes and duplexes in certain zones.

Whatcom County Forestry Advisory Committee, 4 p.m., virtual meeting

Added to the agenda on Feb. 18: the Bessie Sorts timber sale — a proposal that has both supporters and opponents.

Community Transportation Advisory Group, 4:30 p.m., virtual meeting

Agenda includes a discussion of the Whatcom Transportation Authority 2040 long-range plan. The Whatcom Council of Governments and WTA use CTAG to gather public input on transportation planning.

Ferndale School Board, 6 p.m., Vista Middle School library

Agenda will be available online before the meeting.

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

Agenda online.

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 23

Whatcom Marine Research Symposium, 9 a.m., virtual meeting 

Register and find details online. This symposium will include several presentations about the current conditions of the marine environment from the Canadian border to Chuckanut Bay.

Bellingham City Club, noon, virtual meeting

“Youth Mental Health in the Age of Anxiety & Why it Matters to Everyone.” Register in advance.

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

On prohibiting new self-storage facilities in the commercial zone. Hearing materials available online. 

Bellingham Climate Action Fund forum, 7 p.m., virtual meeting

The city seeks input on proposed climate-change solutions that would be funded by a property tax. 


OPPORTUNITIES FOR COMMENT

Ferndale parks. Deadline: Feb. 28

The city of Ferndale has an online survey to take input on its slate of parks activities for this summer.

Waterfront cleanup. Deadline: March 1

The engineering design report for cleanup of the RG Haley site on the Bellingham waterfront is available for public review and comment.

Anacortes Shoreline Master Program. Deadline: March 9

Periodic update of Anacortes' shoreline regulations, goals and plans. Details available online.

Climate Action Fund. Deadline: Spring 2022

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

Jail planning. Deadline: Late 2022

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


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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