Watching Government

  June 2020

Port of Bellingham Commission

The meetings scheduled for April 7 and April 21 were not held. Action Taken at April 3, 2020 Special Meeting Shall the commission: 32. Establish a tenant rent relief policy? The executive director’s declaration of emergency issued on March 20 … Continue reading

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  June 2020

Whatcom County Council

Action Taken at March 31, 2020 Special Meeting Shall the council: 58. Approve an initial budget of $4,500,000 for a special revenue fund titled Corvid-19 Emergency Response Fund? The county executive has issued a proclamation of emergency to combat the … Continue reading

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  June 2020

Bellingham City Council

Action Taken at April 13, 2020 Meeting Presentation: Bellingham Emergency Management update on Covid-19. The city has been providing information about efforts to deal with the ongoing Covid-19 crisis, and conducted its first web-based remote-attendance meeting on 4/13, as per … Continue reading

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  May 2020

Port of Bellingham Commission

Action Taken at March 3, 2020 Meeting Shall the commissioners: 20. Declare specified equipment as surplus and sell it at public auction? The surplus property includes: 25 light fixtures, two 1-ton electric hoists, one electric car, lift-aloft passenger lift, vehicle … Continue reading

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  May 2020

Whatcom County Council

Action Taken at March 10, 2020 Meeting Shall the council: 42. Authorize the executive to sign a jail use agreement (amendment #1) with the cities of Sumas, Ferndale and Everson? Until 2019, when additional jail capacity was needed, the county … Continue reading

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  May 2020

Bellingham City Council

Action Taken at March 9, 2020 Meeting Shall the council: 36. Spend $507,000 to acquire 9.39 acres from Charles E. and Maria L. Swift located in the Lake Whatcom Watershed? The purchase will be made in connection with the city’s … Continue reading

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  April 2020

Whatcom County Council

Action Taken at February 11, 2020 Meeting Shall the council: 21. Authorize the executive to sign a $96,000 contract with Whatcom Dispute Resolution Center of Bellingham? The contract will fund the coordination of supervised child visitation or exchange services, including: … Continue reading

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  April 2020

Port of Bellingham Commission

Action Taken at February 4, 2020 Meeting Shall the commission: 11. Authorize the executive director to sign the 2020-2023 collective bargaining agreement with the Inlandboatmen’s Union? The 2015-2019 collective bargaining agreement was approved at the 4/18/2015 meeting, vote #113, and … Continue reading

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  April 2020

Bellingham City Council

Action Taken at February 10, 2020 Meeting Shall the council: 15. Authorize the mayor to sign a $175,000 settlement agreement with Joshua Travis? The following terms must be met by the plaintiff: dismissal of a lawsuit and resolution of all … Continue reading

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  March 2020

Port of Bellingham Commission

Action Taken at the January 7, 2020 Meeting Shall the commission: 1. Approve liability insurance standards for port agreements for fiscal year 2020? It includes items like lease agreements, rental agreements, boat rental agreements, ground transportation, airline lease, air taxi, … Continue reading

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