Watching Government

  August 2020

Whatcom County Council

Action Taken at June 2, 2020 Meeting Shall the council: 87. Authorize the executive to sign a cost-sharing agreement (addendum #1) with the city of Bellingham? The agreement will formalize cost and revenue sharing related to the relocation of the … Continue reading

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  August 2020

Port of Bellingham Commission

Action Taken at June 2, 2020 Meeting Shall the commission: 42. Authorize the executive director to sign a land use agreement with the state of Washington for approximately 2.75 acres at the Slater Road wetlands mitigation site? The U.S. Army … Continue reading

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  August 2020

Bellingham City Council

Action Taken at June 8, 2020 Meeting Announcements: Chief Bill James of the Lummi Nation died recently. The City Council condemned the recent deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Aubery because of racial discrimination and is dedicated to … Continue reading

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  July 2020

Bellingham City Council

Action Taken at May 4, 2020 Meeting Presentation: Bellingham Emergency Management update on Covid-19. Of the 954 city employees, 851 are working on-site or remotely. The I.T. Department has provided instruction, resources, and support to employees so they can work … Continue reading

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  July 2020

Whatcom County Council

Action Taken at May 5, 2020 Meeting Shall the council: 70. Authorize the executive to accept two federal grants totaling $459,700 for county projects? One grant is for preliminary engineering, environmental permitting and right-of-way acquisition (federal funding: $360,000, county funding: … Continue reading

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  July 2020

Port of Bellingham Commission

Votes at the April meeting were not available when the paper was sent to the printer. Vote #39 at the 4/3/2020 meeting and votes 33 throught 35 at the 4/14/2020 meetings were approved 3-0. Action Taken at May 5, 2020 … Continue reading

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  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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