Civic Agenda

Civic Agenda: Feb. 16 – 22, 2023

This week's meetings, hearings and opportunities for public input
February 16, 2023 at 5:05 a.m.

By CDN Staff


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

Agenda online.

Whatcom County Salary Commission meeting, 4 p.m.virtual meeting

Agenda online.

Sehome Hill Arboretum Board of Governors meeting, 4 p.m., 210 Lottie St., Cornwall Conference Room, or virtual meeting

Agenda online.

Whatcom Climate Impact Advisory Committee meeting, 5:30 p.m., 322 N. Commercial St., Bellingham, or virtual meeting

Agenda online.

Bellingham Public Schools Board of Directors meeting, 6 p.m., Options High School, 2015 Franklin St.

Agenda may be posted in advance.

Whatcom Parks and Recreation Commission meeting, 6 p.m., 9261 Semiahmoo Parkway, Blaine

Agenda online.

Point Roberts Community Advisory Committee meeting, 7 p.m., 1437 Gulf Rd., or virtual meeting

Agenda online.

MONDAY, Feb. 20

Ferndale City Council meeting, 5 p.m., 2095 Main St., or virtual meeting

Agenda may be posted in advance.

Lynden City Council meeting, 7 p.m., 205 4th St.

Agenda may be posted in advance.

TUESDAY, Feb. 21

Whatcom County Council (multiple meetings), 9:45 a.m. – 6 p.m., 311 Grand Ave., Suite 105, Bellingham, or virtual meeting 

Agendas online. Council committees meet at 9:45 a.m. (Committee of the Whole Executive Session); 11 a.m. (Climate Action and Natural Resources); 11:25 a.m. (Finance and Administrative Services); 1 p.m. (Public Works & Health); 1:35 p.m. (Criminal Justice and Public Safety); 2 p.m. (Planning and Development); 3 p.m. (Committee of the Whole); 6 p.m. (Council).

Port of Bellingham Board of Commissioners meeting, 3 p.m., 1801 Roeder Ave., or virtual meeting

Agenda online.

Whatcom County Ethics Commission Annual Administrative meeting, 3:30 p.m., 311 Grand Ave., Suite 108, Bellingham

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.

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

Agenda online.

Bellingham Immigration Advisory Board meeting, 6:30 p.m., 625 Halleck St., or virtual meeting

Agenda online.


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

Agenda may be posted in advance.



Birchwood Underpass Public Art. Deadline: March 3, 2023

The City of Bellingham recently sought qualifications from muralists who could create a large-scale mural on the pillars and a retaining wall at the underpass located on Birchwood Avenue, between Squalicum Parkway and James Street, in Bellingham.

The city received forty responses from artists/artist teams. The Bellingham Arts Commission reviewed all submittals and selected five artists to develop proposals for the site. Survey online.

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.


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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