Watching Government

  June 2024

Whatcom County Council

Compiled by Barry MacHale Action Taken at the April 9, 2024 Meeting Shall the council: 83. Authorize the executive to sign a $315,000 agreement with the Whatcom County Library System in support of the Birch Bay library construction project? In … Continue reading

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  June 2024

Bellingham City Council

Action Taken at the April 8, 2024 Meeting Mayor’s Report Mayor Lund encouraged the public to watch the committee of the whole meeting regarding the Post Point facility treatment plant and the necessary upgrades to the city’s infrastructure. The city … Continue reading

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  June 2024

Port of Bellingham Commission

Action Taken at the April 9, 2024 Meeting Shall the commission: 32. Reallocate the budget for the installation of windows and skylights at the Harbor Center Building? The building was constructed in 1984; the windows and skylights have lasted twice … Continue reading

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  May 2024

Bellingham City Council

Action Taken at March 11, 2024 Meeting Mayor’s Report The mayor appointed Nick Leader to the Sehome Hill Arboretum Hill Board of Governors. The board was created under a cooperation agreement between the city of Bellingham and Western Washington University. … Continue reading

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  May 2024

Whatcom County Council

Compiled by Barry MacHale Action Taken at March 5, 2024 Meeting Shall the council: 63. Authorize the executive to sign a $110,008 contract (amendment #4) with Julota of Colorado Springs, Colorado? The council approved the original contract for $61,350 at … Continue reading

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  May 2024

Port of Bellingham Commission

Action Taken at March 5, 2024 Meeting Shall the commission: 22. Authorize the executive director to sign a major modification with the City of Bellingham for facilities within the Waterfront District? At the 12/3/2013 meeting, vote #176, the commission approved … Continue reading

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  April 2024

Bellingham City Council

Action Taken at February 12, 2024 Meeting Mayor’s Report: The mayor appointed Scott Pratschner to a partial term on the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board . The board consists of 11 members appointed by the mayor; membership is three years … Continue reading

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  April 2024

Whatcom County Council

Compiled by Barry MacHale Action Taken at February 6, 2024 Meeting Shall the council: 35. Confirm the executive’s appointments of Charlie Heggem, Becca Shew, and Pete Sharp to the Bicycle/Pedestrian Advisory Committee? The committee assists the county in the planning, … Continue reading

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  April 2024

Port of Bellingham Commission

Action Taken at February 6, 2024 Meeting Shall the commission: 14. Approve a five-year lease with Zaremba Paxton P.S.?  The first three months for suite 102 in the Bayview Center Building are rent- free to allow the certified public accounts … Continue reading

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  March 2024

25th Anniversary of We Watch for You

Whatcom Watch began reporting votes in 1999.  We’re committed to continuing to report on votes; we feel they’re a valuable contribution to our community — and subscribers affirmed in a recent survey that the votes are valuable to them. Our … Continue reading

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