Civic Agenda

Civic Agenda: Nov. 10 – 16, 2022

This week's meetings, hearings and opportunities for public input
November 10, 2022 at 5:00 a.m.

By CDN Staff

THURSDAY, Nov. 10

Whatcom Transportation Authority meeting, 8 a.m., 4011 Bakerview Spur, or virtual meeting

Agenda online.

State of Washington Forest Practices Board meeting, 9 a.m., virtual meeting

Agenda online.

Whatcom County Food System Committee meeting, 3 p.m., 509 Girard St., or virtual meeting

Agenda online.

Bellingham Community Development Advisory Board meeting, 6 p.m., 210 Lottie St., or virtual meeting

Agenda online.

MONDAY, Nov. 14

Whatcom County Incarceration Prevention and Reduction Task Force meeting, 9 a.m., 311 Grand Ave., Suite 105, virtual meeting

Agenda may be posted in advance.

Bellingham City Council Special Budget meeting, 1 p.m., 210 Lottie St., or virtual meeting

Agenda online.

Ferndale City Council Committee of the Whole meeting, 4 p.m., 2095 Main St., or virtual meeting

Agenda online.

Whatcom County Child and Family Well-Being Task Force meeting, 4 p.m., 509 Girard St., or virtual meeting

Agenda online.

Bellingham Community Voices on Affordable Housing Town Hall, 6 p.m., 210 Lottie St., or virtual meeting

Agenda online.

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

Agenda online.

Blaine City Council meeting, 6 p.m., 10801 Town Square Drive NE, Blaine, or virtual meeting

Agenda may be posted in advance.

TUESDAY, Nov. 15

Whatcom County Incarceration Prevention and Reduction Behavioral Health Subcommittee meeting, 9 a.m., 311 Grand Ave., Suite 105, virtual meeting

Agenda may be posted in advance.

Whatcom County Council Water Work Session, 10:30 a.m., 311 Grand Ave., or virtual meeting

Agenda online.

Bellingham Design Review Board meeting, 3 p.m., 210 Lottie St., or virtual meeting

Agenda online.

Bellingham Public Library Board of Trustees meeting, 3:30 p.m., 210 Central Ave., or 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 may be posted in advance.

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 16

Whatcom County Parks and Recreation Public Information Session (Plantation Rifle Range), 6 p.m., 673 N Lake Samish Drive

Meeting information online.

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

Agenda may be posted in advance.

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

Agenda may be posted in advance.

 

COMMENT AND PUBLIC PARTICIPATION

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.

Pedestrian and bicycle master plans. Deadline: Spring 2023

The pedestrian and bicycle master plans are each city-wide plans that identify future projects to create a more walkable and rideable community.

Public engagement is an integral part of both plan updates and will be used to inform projects, programs and priorities for further building out Bellingham’s pedestrian and bicycle networks for people of all ages and abilities to safely and conveniently walk, bike and roll. Survey online.

Parking removal for bike and pedestrian upgrades. Deadline: 2023

To make space for pedestrian and bicycle upgrades, some on-street parking will need to be removed for a few of the 2023 transportation projects recently approved by the Bellingham City Council in the six-year Transportation Improvement Program. The project areas being considered for parking removal include: West Illinois Street (Sunset to Lynn); Meridian Street (East Victor to West Illinois); Girard Street (Broadway to Young); Eldridge Avenue (Broadway to Nequalicum); Cornwall Avenue (Laurel to Pine). Survey online.


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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