Watching Government

  June 2021

Whatcom County Council

Action Taken at April 6, 2021 Meeting Shall the council: 81. Authorize the executive to sign a $253,034 contract (amendment #23) with Washington State University? The original contract — dated 9/22/1999 — was approved for mutual benefits and to jointly … Continue reading

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  May 2021

Bellingham City Council

Action Taken at March 8, 2021 Meeting Mayor’s Report The mayor reappointed Joan Drinkwin to a second term on the Sehome Hill Arboretum Board of Governors. The arboretum site is 175.5-acres; the university owns 38 acres and the city 137.5 … Continue reading

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  May 2021

Whatcom County Council

Action Taken at March 9, 2021 Meeting Shall the council: 62. Authorize the executive to sign a $210,600 contract with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers? (Council acting as the flood control district board of supervisors.) High flows on the … Continue reading

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  May 2021

Port of Bellingham Commission

Action Taken at February 18, 2021 Meeting Shall the commission: 19. Authorize the executive director to implement the Air Service Incentive Program at the Bellingham airport? The incentive program was first passed at the 6/19/2018 meeting, vote #92, and it … Continue reading

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  April 2021

Whatcom County Council

Action Taken at February 9, 2021 Meeting Shall the council: 37. Appoint Dorie Belisle to the Portage Bay Shellfish District Advisory Committee? She is a former manager (2001 – 2008) of the Tenmile Creek watershed project and is currently a … Continue reading

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  April 2021

Port of Bellingham Commission

Action Taken at February 2, 2021 Meeting Shall the commission: 13. Combine three improvement projects for the Sumas property leased by Teal Jones? The roof, wood siding, exterior windows and storefront door will be replaced. Minor rot and water damage … Continue reading

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  April 2021

Bellingham City Council

Action Taken at February 8, 2021 Meeting Update on Covid-19 Response: Erika Lautenbach, Whatcom County Health Department Director, announced that as of 2/5/2021, there are 34 enrolled provider sites that offer vaccines. This week, Whatcom County has received 3,275 doses … Continue reading

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  March 2021

Whatcom County Council

Action Taken at January 12, 2021 Meeting Shall the council: 1. Authorize the executive to sign a $572,717 contract (amendment #5) with Compass Health of Everett for behavioral health services? At the 12/6/2016 meeting, vote #237, the council voted provide … Continue reading

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  March 2021

Bellingham City Council

Action Taken at January 4, 2021 Meeting Shall the council: 1. Authorize the mayor to allow the temporary use of private facilities to provide emergency Covid-19 responses? Current city code authorizes the mayor to “make and issue orders which shall … Continue reading

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  March 2021

Port of Bellingham Commission

Action Taken at January 5, 2021 Meeting Shall the commission: 1. Modify a lease agreement with two food and beverage concessionaires at the Bellingham airport? A three-month rate abatement (July through September 2020) for Scotty Brown’s Restaurant (WGR Airport LLC) … Continue reading

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