Civic Agenda

Civic agenda: March 3 – March 9, 2022

This week's meetings and opportunities for public input
March 3, 2022 at 5:00 a.m.
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Updated March 3, 2022 at 10:26 a.m.

By CDN Staff

THURSDAY, March 3

Whatcom County Public Health Advisory Board, 7 a.m., virtual meeting

Agenda online.

Lynden Public Safety Committee, 4 p.m., virtual meeting

Agenda and meeting material online includes monthly fire and police department reports, and a 2021 police year-in-review. Call Holly Vega at 360-354-2828 for the meeting link.

WWU Environmental Speaker Series, 4:30 p.m., virtual or in-person

“Effects of Ocean Warming Across the Life Cycle of Bull Kelp” by Brooke Weigel. Only Western Washington University students, faculty and staff may attend in person. Pre-register online.

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

Agenda online.

FRIDAY, March 4

Lynden/Everson Subzone Meeting, 10 a.m., Lynden City Hall

Agenda, available online, includes a temporary levee on Emerson Road and discussion of the 2021 floods.

Drainage Improvement District #7, 1 p.m., 322 N. Commercial St., Bellingham

Agenda online.

MONDAY, March 7

Ferndale City Council, 5 p.m., virtual meeting

The agenda and a link to the meeting will be available online in advance.

Anacortes City Council, virtual meeting

Agenda, available online, includes a public hearing on minor changes to city parking rules.

TUESDAY, March 8

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

Agenda and meeting materials to be posted before meeting.

Whatcom County Council Public Works & Health Committee, 10 a.m., virtual meeting 

Agenda online includes a discussion of the temporary closure of Gulf Road.

Whatcom County Council Finance & Administrative Services Committee, 10:40 a.m., virtual meeting

Agenda online.

Whatcom County Council Planning and Development Committee, 1:15 p.m., **IN-PERSON OPTION/MASKS REQUIRED** 311 Grand Ave., Bellingham or virtual meeting

Agenda online.

Whatcom County Council Committee of the Whole, 1:50 p.m., **IN-PERSON OPTION/MASKS REQUIRED** 311 Grand Ave., Bellingham or virtual meeting

Agenda online includes rural broadband, vacation rentals. 

Whatcom County Council, 6 p.m., virtual meeting

Agenda online.

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

No meeting information available.

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

Agenda and meeting link to be posted before meeting.

Port of Bellingham Marine Advisory Committee, 6 p.m., virtual meeting

Agenda to be posted before meeting.

Bellingham Recreation Needs Assessment focus group, 7 p.m., virtual meeting

First of three focus groups. The purpose of the recreation needs assessment is to equitably provide recreation programs, events, outdoor athletic facilities, indoor recreational/community centers, gymnasiums and aquatic space.

WEDNESDAY, March 9

Bellingham Parks & Recreation Advisory Board, 7 a.m., virtual meeting

Agenda to be posted before meeting.

Department of Natural Resources land exchange public hearing, 10 a.m., 1800 Continental Place, Mount Vernon or virtual meeting

DNR seeks testimony on a proposal to add a net 1,300 acres to the common school trust, to generate revenue for public schools from timber sales. A portion of the proposed trust land is in Skagit County. Remote testimony is an option; preregistration is required. Find more information online.

Whatcom Transportation Policy Board, 3:30 p.m., 314 East Champion St., Bellingham or virtual meeting

Agenda includes a public hearing on an amendment to the 2022 Whatcom Council of Governments Transportation Improvement Program. To comment at the public hearing, attend in person or email bob@wcog.org by 2:30 p.m. 360-676-6974.

Whatcom County Bicycle/Pedestrian Advisory Committee, 6 p.m., virtual meeting

Agenda online.

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

Agenda to be posted before meeting.


OPPORTUNITIES FOR COMMENT

Anacortes Shoreline Master Program. Deadline: Wednesday, March 9

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

Register early for the Bellingham police chief candidate forum. Deadline: March 17

Candidates will introduce themselves and answer selected questions from the public.

Department of Natural Resources land exchange in Skagit County. Deadline: March 28

DNR proposes adding a net 1,300 acres to the common school trust, to generate revenue for public schools from timber sales. A portion of the proposed trust land is in Skagit County. To comment, email exchanges@dnr.wa.gov. Find more information online.

Apply for funding for affordable housing in Skagit County. Deadline: March 31

Money for planning or construction comes from real estate excise taxes collected in Skagit County. Details and application online.

Fairhaven Park entrance sign. Deadline: March 31

View design proposals for a new sign at the entrance of Fairhaven Park and provide your comments. The city of Bellingham takes comments on various projects at engagebellingham.org.

Bellingham Recreation Needs Assessment Survey. Deadline: April 8

The assessment covers facilities and programs. Fill out the survey online

Climate Action Fund. Deadline: April 30

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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