Civic Agenda

Civic agenda: May 12 – May 18, 2022

This week's meetings, hearings and opportunities for public input
May 12, 2022 at 5:25 a.m.

By CDN Staff

THURSDAY, May 12

Whatcom Transportation Authority Executive Committee meeting Advisory Board meeting, 8 a.m., virtual meeting

Agenda online.

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

Agenda online.

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

Agenda may be posted in advance.

Bellingham Public Schools Board of Directors meeting, 6:30 p.m., Shuksan Middle School (2717 Alderwood Ave.)

Agenda online.

Whatcom County Planning Commission meeting, 6:30 p.m., virtual meeting

Agenda may be posted in advance.

Whatcom County Flood Control Zone District Advisory Committee meeting, 7 p.m., virtual meeting

Agenda online.

SUNDAY, May 15

Bellingham Urban Forestry Management Plan Open House, 1 p.m., Bellingham Public Library (210 Central Ave.)

Event details online.

MONDAY, May 16

Whatcom County Candidate Filing Week begins, 9 a.m.

Information online.

Whatcom County Incarceration Prevention and Reduction Task Force meeting, 9 a.m., virtual meeting

Agenda online.

Anacortes City Council meeting, 6 p.m., 904 6th St. or virtual meeting

Agenda online.

Bellingham City Council special meeting, Community Voices on Public Safety, 6 p.m., virtual meeting

Meeting information online.

Ferndale City Council meeting, 6 p.m., 5694 Second Ave.

Agenda may be posted in advance.

Lynden City Council meeting, 7 p.m., 205 Fourth St. or virtual meeting

Agenda may be posted in advance.  

TUESDAY, May 17

Whatcom County Council Water Work Session, 10:30 a.m., virtual meeting

Agenda online.

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

Agenda may be posted in advance.

Port of Bellingham Board of Commissioners meeting, 4 p.m., 1801 Roeder Ave. or virtual meeting

Agenda online.

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

Agenda online.

WEDNESDAY, May 18

Mayor's Neighborhood Advisory Commission meeting, 6:30 p.m., virtual meeting

Agenda may be posted in advance.


COMMENT AND PUBLIC PARTICIPATION

Bellingham Public Library Survey. Deadline: May 31, 2022

The Bellingham Public Library has engaged Godfrey’s Associates, Inc., a public library consulting firm, to assist in planning for the future. Survey online.

Bellingham Public Library Survey. Deadline: May 31, 2022

The Bellingham Public Library has engaged Godfrey’s Associates, Inc., a public library consulting firm, to assist in planning for the future. Survey online.

Bellingham Urban Forestry Management Plan. Deadline: June 15, 2022

The City of Bellingham is seeking public input to guide how our community manages and enhances the trees and forests that makeup Bellingham’s urban forest. Survey online May 9.

Bellingham Consolidated Plan. Deadline: June 30, 2022

Every 5 years the city must create a plan to prioritize how it will spend funding to best address homelessness, affordable housing and the lack of childcare issues. Before making this plan, the City would like to hear from the community. Survey online. 

Whatcom County Food System Committee Survey. Deadline: July 1, 2022

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.

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.


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