Watching Government

  October-November 2019

Bellingham City Council

Presentation at August 19 Meeting Representatives from Governor Jay Inslee’s office presented the Governor’s Smart Project Award — now in its 14th year — to Mayor Linville, the City Council and public works director for the rapid implementation of the … Continue reading

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  October-November 2019

Whatcom County Council

Action Taken at August 7, 2019 Meeting Shall the council: 158. Authorize the executive to accept a $258,705 state grant for a pollution prevention assistance specialist? The specialist will provide technical assistance and outreach to small businesses related to implementing … Continue reading

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  September 2019

Bellingham City Council

Action Taken at July 1, 2019 Meeting Shall the council: 118. Appropriate $3,685,048 for goods and services checks issued from June 8 through June 21, 2019? (AB22353/22354) Approved 7-0 119. Authorize the mayor to award the low bid of $144,900 … Continue reading

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  September 2019

Port of Bellingham Commission

Action Taken at July 9, 2019 Meeting Shall the commissioners: 81. Increase the 2019 capital budget by $73,610? The capital budget was approved in November 2018. Since that time, the cost of some projects have gone up and other have … Continue reading

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  September 2019

Whatcom County Council

Action Taken at July 9, 2019 Meeting Shall the council: 138. Authorize the executive to sign a contract up to $300,000 with the state of Washington? The contract with the state Department of of Health and Human Services (DSHS) will … Continue reading

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  August 2019

Port of Bellingham Commission

Action Taken at June 4, 2019 Meeting Shall the commission: 68. Small Works Roster: Contracts under $300,000 fall within the executive director’s spending authority; they only require commission notification. Select tree removal at Bellingham airport, $2,159. (8549/Consent Agenda B) Approved … Continue reading

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  August 2019

Bellingham City Council

Action Taken at June 3, 2019 Meeting Shall the council: 100. Accept a donation to replace the defunct public swim dock at Bloedel Donovan Park? Docks for Kids and the Bellingham Bay Rotary Club have proposed to donate a swim … Continue reading

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  August 2019

Whatcom County Council

Action Taken at June 4, 2019 Meeting Shall the council: 119. Authorize the executive to sign a $288,916 contract between with Catholic Community Services of Bellingham for resident support services at Francis Place? The 42-unit apartment building provides housing to … Continue reading

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  July 2019

Whatcom County Council

Action Taken at May 7, 2019 Meeting Shall the council: 97. Appoint Rodd Pemble to represent business/industry on the Solid Waste Advisory Committee? The committee meets four times a year and has 11members from public interest groups, business, the waste … Continue reading

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  July 2019

Bellingham City Council

Action Taken at May 6, 2019 Meeting Shall the council: 78. Spend $775,000 to purchase a 12-acre parcel of property located in the Lake Whatcom watershed? This purchase is part of the city’s Lake Whatcom Watershed Property Acquisition Program. The … Continue reading

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