Watching Government

  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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  February 2024

Whatcom County Council

Compiled by Barry MacHale Action Taken at Dec. 5, 2023 Special Meeting Shall the council: 343. Certify Whatcom County’s 2024 property tax levies for taxing districts? The collection refers to the regular levy, excess levy, and refund levy. The taxing … Continue reading

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  February 2024

Bellingham City Council

Action Taken at December 4, 2023 Meeting Shall the council: 240. Approve the mayor’s reappointment of Kelsey Wylie to a full term on the Greenways Advisory Committee? The committee will identify, develop, review, and recommend selection criteria, relating to the … Continue reading

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  February 2024

Port of Bellingham Commission

Compiled by Bill McCallum Action Taken at December 12, 2023 Meeting Shall the commission: 107. Approve the 2024 budget for the Industrial Development Corporation? (Commission meeting as the board of directors of the Industrial Development Corporation.) Anticipated revenues: $6,125; interest … Continue reading

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  January 2024

Whatcom County Council

Compiled by Barry MacHale Action Taken at November 8, 2023 Meeting Shall the council: 303. Fill vacancies on the Whatcom County Ferry Advisory Committee? At the 10/10/2023 meeting, vote #283, the council voted to amend the committee that was originally … Continue reading

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  January 2024

Port of Bellingham Commission

Compiled by Bill McCallum Action Taken at November 7, 2023 Meeting Shall the commission: 96. Reallocate $165,000 in the 2023 budget from the I&J Waterway cleanup to the Westman Marine site in Blaine? The 2023 budget for the I&J Waterway … Continue reading

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  January 2024

Bellingham City Council

Action Taken at November 6, 2023 Meeting Shall the council: 220. Appropriate $4,681,203 for payroll checks issued from October 1 through October 15, 2023? (AB23918) Approved 7-0 221. Appropriate $3,980,214 for goods and services checks issued from October 20, 2023 … Continue reading

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  December 2023

Bellingham City Council

Action Taken at September 25, 2023 Meeting Shall the council: 181. Spend $55,000 to purchase 0.12 acres with one potential development unit in the Lake Whatcom Watershed property from property owner Judy Walston? (Discussed in Executive Session.) Motion carried 7-0 … Continue reading

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