Watching Government

  May 2022

Port of Bellingham Commission

Compiled by Bill McCallum Action Taken at February 15, 2022 Meeting Shall the commission: 26. Authorize the executive director to settle an insurance payment for storm damage costs at the Fairhaven Shipyard? On 2/3/2021, a storm caused extensive damage to … Continue reading

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  May 2022

Whatcom County Council

Compiled by Barry MacHale Action Taken at March 8, 2022 Meeting Shall the council: 69. Fill a vacancy on the Climate Impact Advisory Committee? At the 12/7/2017 meeting, vote #259, the council established the advisory committee. It provides review and … Continue reading

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  May 2022

Bellingham City Council

The city of Bellingham sent the following information to Whatcom Watch after the April issue was sent to the printer. Action Taken at February 28, 2022 Meeting Shall the council: 26. Deny an appeal to the city’s decision to deny … Continue reading

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  April 2022

Whatcom County Council

Compiled by Barry MacHale Action Taken at February 8, 2022 Meeting Shall the council: 38. Authorize the executive to sign a contract in the maximum amount of $705,200 with Aristo Healthcare Services of Seattle? The county opened a Covid-19 temporary … Continue reading

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  April 2022

Bellingham City Council

Action Taken at February 7, 2022 Meeting Covid-19 Update The Fire Department has distributed over 8,000 Covid-19 at-home test kits in partnership with Unity Care. They are currently out of test kits, but once more become available, the city will … Continue reading

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  April 2022

Port of Bellingham Commission

Compiled by Bill McCallum Action Taken at February 1, 2022 Meeting Shall the commission: 20. Amend administrative powers and duties delegated to the executive director? The commission approved Resolution 1106-Y at the 1/4/2022 meeting, vote #10. This vote modifies, clarifies … Continue reading

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  March 2022

Port of Bellingham Commission

Compiled by Bill McCallum Action Taken at January 4, 2022 Meeting Shall the commission: 1. Authorize the executive director to sign a $1,118,399 three-year contract with SP Plus Corporation of Cleveland, Ohio, for janitorial services at 13 Bellingham airport buildings? … Continue reading

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  March 2022

Whatcom County Council

Compiled by Barry MacHale Action Taken at January 11, 2022 Special Meeting 1. Fill a vacancy in the Senate seat for the 42nd Legislative District? Senator Doug Ericksen died on Friday, December 17, 2021. He was initially elected in 1998 … Continue reading

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  March 2022

Bellingham City Council

Action Taken at January 10, 2022 Meeting Shall the council: 1. Approve a pilot program for single-stream recycling? Over the past year, the City Council has had several discussions related to the collection and hauling of residential solid waste and … Continue reading

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  February 2022

We Watch For You

Whatcom Watch has been covering the meetings of local elected officials for 23 years. We began reporting Bellingham City Council and Whatcom County Council votes in 1999 and the Port of Bellingham Commissioner votes in 2000. We’re committed to continuing … Continue reading

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