Civic Agenda

Civic agenda: May 19 – May 25, 2022

This week's meetings, hearings and opportunities for public input
May 19, 2022 at 6:00 a.m.

By CDN Staff

THURSDAY, May 19

Whatcom Transportation Authority Board meeting, 8 a.m., virtual meeting

Agenda online.

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

Agenda online.

Marine Trade Industry and Job Fair, 12-4 p.m., 2599 S Harbor Loop Dr. 

Event information online.

Sehome Hill Arboretum Board of Governors meeting, 4 p.m., virtual meeting

Meeting information online.

Climate Activist meeting, 6 p.m., 2620 Northwest Ave. 

Meeting information online. RSVP online.

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

Agenda online.

MONDAY, May 23

Bellingham Public Works and Natural Resources Committee meeting, 1 p.m., virtual meeting

Agenda may be posted in advance.

Bellingham City Council Committee of the Whole, 1:30 p.m., virtual meeting

Agenda may be posted in advance. 

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

Agenda online.

Blaine City Council meeting, 6 p.m., Blaine Council Chambers or virtual meeting 

Agenda and instructions for joining the meeting virtually may be posted in advance.

Bellingham City Council meeting, 7 p.m., virtual meeting

Agenda online.  

TUESDAY, May 24

Whatcom County Public Utilities District Board of Commissioners meeting, 8 a.m., virtual meeting

Agenda online.

Whatcom County Council (multiple meetings), 10:30 a.m. – 6 p.m., 311 Grand Ave., Bellingham or virtual meeting 

Agenda online. Council committees meet at 10:30 a.m. (Finance and Administrative Services), 1 p.m. (Public Works and Health) and 1:55 p.m. (Committee of the Whole).

Bellingham Tourism Commission meeting, 3:30 p.m., virtual meeting

Agenda may be posted in advance. Advanced registration is required.

WEDNESDAY, May 25

Meridian School District Board, 5:30 p.m., 214 W Laurel Rd. 

Agenda online.

Little Squalicum Estuary Open House, 6 p.m., 3028 Lindbergh Ave., G101

Meeting information online.

Anacortes Planning 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.


Civic agenda is published weekly on Thursdays. Send items to AudraAnderson@cascadiadaily.com.


A previous version of this agenda incorrectly stated there was a Port of Bellingham Board of Commissioners meeting on Thursday, May 19. There is no meeting. The story was updated to reflect this change on May 19, 2022 at 11:22 a.m. The Cascadia Daily News regrets the error.

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