Civic Agenda: May 25 – 31, 2023
May 25, 2023 at 5:00 a.m.
THURSDAY, May 25
Puget Sound Salmon Recovery Council meeting, 9:30 a.m., virtual meeting
Whatcom County Planning Commission meeting, 6 p.m., 5280 Northwest Drive, Bellingham, or virtual meeting
WEDNESDAY, May 31
Ferndale City Council meeting, 8 a.m., 2095 Main St., or virtual meeting
Agenda may be posted in advance.
Lynden/Everson Flood Subzone Advisory Committee meeting, 10 a.m., 300 4th St., Lynden
COMMENT AND PUBLIC PARTICIPATION
Whatcom County Seeks Appointment Committee Members for Racial Equity Commission. Deadline: May 2023
Whatcom County and the City of Bellingham have initiated the launch of the Whatcom Racial Equity Commission, and are seeking four community members to serve on an Appointment Committee to assist with the start-up of the Commission. Application online.
Bike lanes, bicycle parking, other improvements. Deadline: May 31, 2023
The City of Bellingham is seeking public input on ways to improve amenities for bicyclists throughout Bellingham. The feedback will guide future planning for new or improved bicycle lanes, intersection improvements and possible vehicle lane removal in an update to the 2014 Bicycle Master Plan. 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.
Opinions and experiences around immunization. Deadline: 2023
The survey is about experiences and feelings around all recommended vaccines, including for diseases like tetanus, whooping cough, flu, and yes, even COVID-19. The link lets you take the survey in English or Spanish. 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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