Civic Agenda

Civic Agenda: Jan. 19 – 25, 2023

This week's meetings, hearings and opportunities for public input
January 19, 2023 at 5:05 a.m.

By CDN Staff

THURSDAY, Jan. 19

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

Agenda online.

Washington State Committee on Geographic Names meeting, 9 a.m., 1111 Washington St. SE, Olympia, or virtual meeting

Agenda online.

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

Agenda online.

Ferndale Parks, Recreation & Trails Advisory Board meeting, 5:30 p.m., 2095 Main St., or virtual meeting

Agenda may be posted in advance.

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

Agenda online.

MONDAY, Jan. 23

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

Agenda online.

Bellingham City Council (multiple meetings), 1 p.m. – 7 p.m., 210 Lottie St., or virtual meeting 

Agendas online. Council committees meet at 1 p.m. (Public Works and Natural Resources Committee); 1:30 p.m. (Public Health, Safety, and Justice Committee); 1:45 p.m. (Parks and Recreation Committee); 2 p.m. (    Committee Of The Whole); 7 p.m. (Council).

Whatcom County Developmental Disabilities Advisory Board meeting, 4:30 p.m., 509 Girard St., Bellingham, 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.

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

Agenda online.

TUESDAY, Jan. 24

Whatcom County PUD Commission meeting, 8:15 a.m., 2007 Cherry St., Ferndale, or virtual meeting

Agenda online.

Whatcom County Council (multiple meetings), 9:20 a.m. – 6 p.m., 311 Grand Ave., Bellingham, or virtual meeting 

Agendas online. Council committees meet at 9:20 a.m. (Committee of the Whole); 10:05 a.m. (Planning and Development); 11:05 a.m. (Finance and Administrative Services ); 1:10 p.m. (Climate Action and Natural Resources); 2:30 p.m. (Public Works & Health ); 3:05 p.m. (Criminal Justice and Public Safety); 3:30 p.m. (Committee of the Whole Executive Session); 6 p.m. (Council).

Blaine Civil Service Commission meeting, 3:30 p.m., 10801 Town Square Drive NE., Blaine, or virtual meeting

Agenda may be posted in advance.

Bellingham Tourism Commission meeting, 3:30 p.m., 210 Lottie St., or virtual meeting

Agenda may be posted in advance.

Port of Bellingham Marina Advisory Committee meeting, 4 p.m., 1801 Roeder Ave., or virtual meeting

Agenda may be posted in advance.

Bellingham Historic Preservation Commission meeting, 7 p.m., 210 Lottie St., or virtual meeting

Agenda may be posted in advance.

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 25

Whatcom County Hearing Examiner meeting, 1:30 p.m., 311 Grand Ave., Suite 105, Bellingham, or virtual meeting

Agenda online.

 

COMMENT AND PUBLIC PARTICIPATION

Draft Whatcom County Food System plan. Deadline: Jan. 28, 2023

Community members are invited to review the Whatcom County Food System Plan, which outlines goals, objectives, and actions that strengthen our local food system. 

This 10-year food system plan draft was developed by the Whatcom County Food System Committee using the findings in the 2021 Community Food Assessment, and engaging with stakeholders, workers, and subject matter experts throughout Whatcom County. A story map of the development can be found here

A draft of the Food System Plan is available for public review. Comments may be submitted via this Google Form through Jan. 28. After incorporating those comments, the plan will be brought forward to the Whatcom County Council for final approval and implementation.

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.


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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