Watching Government

  May 2024

Bellingham City Council

Action Taken at March 11, 2024 Meeting Mayor’s Report The mayor appointed Nick Leader to the Sehome Hill Arboretum Hill Board of Governors. The board was created under a cooperation agreement between the city of Bellingham and Western Washington University. … Continue reading

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  May 2024

Whatcom County Council

Compiled by Barry MacHale Action Taken at March 5, 2024 Meeting Shall the council: 63. Authorize the executive to sign a $110,008 contract (amendment #4) with Julota of Colorado Springs, Colorado? The council approved the original contract for $61,350 at … Continue reading

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  May 2024

Port of Bellingham Commission

Action Taken at March 5, 2024 Meeting Shall the commission: 22. Authorize the executive director to sign a major modification with the City of Bellingham for facilities within the Waterfront District? At the 12/3/2013 meeting, vote #176, the commission approved … Continue reading

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  April 2024

Bellingham City Council

Action Taken at February 12, 2024 Meeting Mayor’s Report: The mayor appointed Scott Pratschner to a partial term on the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board . The board consists of 11 members appointed by the mayor; membership is three years … Continue reading

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  April 2024

Whatcom County Council

Compiled by Barry MacHale Action Taken at February 6, 2024 Meeting Shall the council: 35. Confirm the executive’s appointments of Charlie Heggem, Becca Shew, and Pete Sharp to the Bicycle/Pedestrian Advisory Committee? The committee assists the county in the planning, … Continue reading

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  April 2024

Port of Bellingham Commission

Action Taken at February 6, 2024 Meeting Shall the commission: 14. Approve a five-year lease with Zaremba Paxton P.S.?  The first three months for suite 102 in the Bayview Center Building are rent- free to allow the certified public accounts … Continue reading

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  March 2024

25th Anniversary of We Watch for You

Whatcom Watch began reporting votes in 1999.  We’re committed to continuing to report on votes; we feel they’re a valuable contribution to our community — and subscribers affirmed in a recent survey that the votes are valuable to them. Our … Continue reading

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  March 2024

Whatcom County Council

Action Taken at January 9, 2024 Meeting Shall the council: 1. Authorize the executive to accept a $73,125 federal grant (amendment #1 and #2) to promote border security? Amendment #1 extends the expiration date and amendment #2 is for grant … Continue reading

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  March 2024

Port of Bellingham Commission

Compiled by Bill McCallum Action Taken at January 9, 2024 Meeting Shall the commissioners: 1. Amend administrative powers and duties delegated to the executive director or designees? The commission approved Resolution 1106-Z at the 1/10/2023 meeting, vote #10. This vote … Continue reading

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  March 2024

Bellingham City Council

Action Taken at January 8, 2024 Meeting Swearing-in ceremonies: Bellingham Municipal Court Judge Debra Lev conducted two ceremonies. One for City Council members Jace Cotton, At-Large; Hannah Stone, First Ward; Daniel Hammill, Third Ward; Lisa Anderson, Fifth Ward and one … Continue reading

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