Weekly Watchdog

Weekly Watchdog: Oct. 19 – 25, 2023

This week's meetings, hearings and opportunities for public input
October 19, 2023 at 5:00 a.m.

By CDN Staff

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Whatcom County Council, 10:15 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 24, 311 Grand Ave.
Council will hear an update on the status of a proposal to reintroduce grizzlies to the North Cascades.

Whatcom County Council, 10:50 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 24, 311 Grand Ave.
Council will discuss whether to create a new fund for child care, housing, homelessness and other services, with $5.1 million in leftover COVID-19 relief money. Any vote on the ordinance would come at the 6 p.m. council meeting.

Whatcom County Council, 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 24, 311 Grand Ave.
Public hearing on a proposed one-year moratorium on new development applications in heavy-impact industrial zones in urban growth areas. This proposal is in response to ABC Recycling's plans for a metal-shredding facility off Marine Drive.


FULL CALENDAR

THURSDAY, Oct. 19

Whatcom Transportation Authority meeting, 8 a.m., 4011 Bakerview Spur, Bellingham, or virtual meeting
Agenda may be posted in advance.

Bellingham-Whatcom Public Facilities District Board meeting, 12 p.m., 210 Lottie St.
Agenda may be posted in advance.

Sehome Hill Arboretum Board of Governors meeting, 4 p.m., 915 26th St., Bellingham
Agenda may be posted in advance.

Ferndale Parks, Recreation and Trails Advisory Board meeting, 4:30 p.m., 5694 Second Ave., or virtual meeting
Agenda may be posted in advance.

Whatcom County Climate Impact Advisory Committee meeting, 5:30 p.m., 322 N. Commercial St., Bellingham, or virtual meeting
Agenda may be posted in advance.

Whatcom County Parks & Recreation Commission meeting, 6 p.m., 3373 Mount Baker Highway

Agenda online.

Point Roberts Community Advisory Committee meeting, 7 p.m., virtual meeting

Agenda online.

MONDAY, Oct. 23

Anacortes City Council meeting, 6 p.m., 904 6th St., or virtual meeting
Agenda may be posted in advance.

Blaine City Council meeting, 6 p.m., 435 Martin St., Suite 4000, or virtual meeting

Agenda may be posted in advance.

TUESDAY, Oct. 24

Whatcom County PUD Commission meeting, 8:15 a.m., 1705 Trigg Rd., Ferndale, or virtual meeting

Agenda may be posted in advance.

Washington State DNR Cooperative Monitoring, Evaluation and Research Committee meeting, 8:30 a.m., virtual meeting
Agenda may be posted in advance.

Whatcom County Council (multiple meetings), 10:15 a.m. – 6 p.m., 311 Grand Ave., Suite 105, Bellingham, or virtual meeting 

Agendas online. 

Council committees meet at 10:15 a.m. (Climate Action and Natural Resources); 10:50 a.m. (Finance and Administrative Services); 1:30 p.m. (Public Works & Health); 2:35 p.m. (Planning and Development); 3:10 p.m. (Committee of the Whole); 6 p.m. (Council).

City of Bellingham Tourism Commission meeting, 3:30 p.m., 210 Lottie St., or virtual meeting
Agenda may be posted in advance.

Whatcom County Food Systems Committee meeting, 4:30 p.m., 509 Girard St., Bellingham, or virtual meeting
Agenda online.

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 25

Lake Whatcom Water and Sewer District meeting, 8 a.m., 1220 Lakeway Drive, Bellingham, or virtual meeting

Agenda online.

Washington State Department of Transportation Demand Management meeting, 10 a.m., virtual meeting
Agenda online.

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

Anacortes Planning Commission meeting, 6 p.m., 904 6th St., or virtual meeting
Agenda may be posted in advance.


OPPORTUNITIES FOR COMMENT

The Bellingham Plan. Deadline: 2023

Bellingham is updating its Comprehensive Plan, the document it uses to guide growth toward a 20-year vision for the future. This update is due in 2025 and will guide development, capital investments, city programs and other actions across the city as it works toward its vision for 2045. Survey online.

Proposed expansion of Bellingham's transit station. Deadline: 2023

Whatcom Transportation Authority is accepting written comment through its Engage WTA website on a proposal to expand Bellingham Station, to allow room for more buses and additional public uses. Survey online.


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