Civic Agenda

Civic Agenda: June 30 – July 6, 2022

This week's meetings, hearings and opportunities for public input
June 30, 2022 at 5:00 a.m.

By CDN staff

THURSDAY, June 30

Skagit County 911 Communications Committee meeting, 10 a.m., 1800 Continental Place, Mount Vernon, or virtual meeting

Agenda online.

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

Agenda may be posted in advance.

TUESDAY, July 5

Whatcom County PUD Commission special meeting, 9 a.m., 1705 Trigg Rd., Ferndale, or virtual meeting

Agenda online.

Washington Department of Natural Resources Board meeting, 9 a.m., Room 172, Natural Resources Building, Olympia, or virtual meeting

Agenda online.

City of Bellingham Design Review Board meeting, 3 p.m., virtual meeting

Agenda may be posted in advance.

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

Agenda online.

Ferndale City Council meeting, 5 p.m., 5694 Second Ave.

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.

WEDNESDAY, July 6

Whatcom County Hearing Examiner meeting, 1:30 p.m., 311 Grand Ave., Suite 105, or virtual meeting

Agenda online.


COMMENT AND PUBLIC PARTICIPATION

Bellingham Consolidated Plan. Deadline: June 30

Every five years the city must create a plan to prioritize how it will spend funding to best address homelessness, affordable housing and the lack of child care. Before making this plan, the city would like to hear from the community. Survey online.

Whatcom County Food System Committee Survey. Deadline: July 1

Community members are invited to participate in an online survey to gather input on Whatcom County’s food system and proposed goals for a revised food plan. The food system is a network of people and activities connecting production, transformation (processing), distribution, consumption and food waste management. It also addresses policies, influences and imbalances. Survey online.

Whatcom Racial Equity Commission Public Engagement Survey. Deadline: July 1

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. Survey online.

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.


Civic Agenda is published weekly on Thursdays. Send items to EricTrent@cascadiadaily.com.

Have a news tip? Email newstips@cascadiadaily.com or Call/Text 360-922-3092

e-Edition


e-edition

Register for email newsletters

* indicates required
Preferences:

Latest Stories


GOVERNMENT
Port hears South Hill neighborhood’s noise complaints
Commission seeks to strike balance between noise, jobs

LAW & JUSTICE
Legislators offer high-speed, low-speed approaches to pursuit reform
Many Democrats prefer more deliberative approach

PREP/COLLEGE
State berths, key late-season contests close out January
Bowlers head to state, other winter sports prep for district tournaments

ENVIRONMENT
Funding for WA national parks to support 40-plus projects
North Cascades to receive $114,000 for infrastructure, studies

COMMUNITY
Helping Hands Thrift Store supports needs across the county
Find basic needs and friendly faces, all for 50 cents