Watching Government

  June 2021

Bellingham City Council

Action Taken at April 12, 2021 Meeting Mayor’s Report Mayor Fleetwood announced that the city has hired Elizabeth Monahan as the new human resources director. He welcomed her to the city, and thanked Deputy Administrator Brian Heinrich for his many … Continue reading

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  June 2021

Port of Bellingham Commission

Action Taken at March 30, 2021 Special Meeting Shall the commission: 34. Transfer the land lease and project development agreement from All American Marine to RGM Holdings of Austin, Texas, for property located at 1010 Hilton Avenue? RGM Holdings has … Continue reading

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  June 2021

Whatcom County Council

Action Taken at April 6, 2021 Meeting Shall the council: 81. Authorize the executive to sign a $253,034 contract (amendment #23) with Washington State University? The original contract — dated 9/22/1999 — was approved for mutual benefits and to jointly … Continue reading

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  May 2021

Bellingham City Council

Action Taken at March 8, 2021 Meeting Mayor’s Report The mayor reappointed Joan Drinkwin to a second term on the Sehome Hill Arboretum Board of Governors. The arboretum site is 175.5-acres; the university owns 38 acres and the city 137.5 … Continue reading

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  May 2021

Whatcom County Council

Action Taken at March 9, 2021 Meeting Shall the council: 62. Authorize the executive to sign a $210,600 contract with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers? (Council acting as the flood control district board of supervisors.) High flows on the … Continue reading

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  May 2021

Port of Bellingham Commission

Action Taken at February 18, 2021 Meeting Shall the commission: 19. Authorize the executive director to implement the Air Service Incentive Program at the Bellingham airport? The incentive program was first passed at the 6/19/2018 meeting, vote #92, and it … Continue reading

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  April 2021

Whatcom County Council

Action Taken at February 9, 2021 Meeting Shall the council: 37. Appoint Dorie Belisle to the Portage Bay Shellfish District Advisory Committee? She is a former manager (2001 – 2008) of the Tenmile Creek watershed project and is currently a … Continue reading

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  April 2021

Port of Bellingham Commission

Action Taken at February 2, 2021 Meeting Shall the commission: 13. Combine three improvement projects for the Sumas property leased by Teal Jones? The roof, wood siding, exterior windows and storefront door will be replaced. Minor rot and water damage … Continue reading

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  April 2021

Bellingham City Council

Action Taken at February 8, 2021 Meeting Update on Covid-19 Response: Erika Lautenbach, Whatcom County Health Department Director, announced that as of 2/5/2021, there are 34 enrolled provider sites that offer vaccines. This week, Whatcom County has received 3,275 doses … Continue reading

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  March 2021

Whatcom County Council

Action Taken at January 12, 2021 Meeting Shall the council: 1. Authorize the executive to sign a $572,717 contract (amendment #5) with Compass Health of Everett for behavioral health services? At the 12/6/2016 meeting, vote #237, the council voted provide … Continue reading

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