Watching Government

  Oct/Nov 2020

Port of Bellingham Commission

Action Taken at August 11, 2020 Meeting Shall the commission: 62. Renew a lease with Mount Baker Products? The tenant produces plywood products on 6.7 acres at 2929 Roeder Avenue. The rent for the five-year renewal period (8/1/2020 through 7/31/2025) … Continue reading

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  Oct/Nov 2020

Bellingham City Council

Action Taken at August 24, 2020 Meeting Announcements: The mayor recently signed a letter from Washington state leaders that urge Congress to extend the census deadline. At this time, about 70 percent of Washington state has been counted. The newest … Continue reading

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  Oct/Nov 2020

Whatcom County Council

Action Taken at August 5, 2020 Meeting
 Shall the council: 133. Authorize the executive to sign a $239,047 contract (amendment #22) with Washington State University? At the 1/29/2019 meeting, vote #20, council voted to jointly share costs for faculty positions … Continue reading

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  September 2020

Port of Bellingham Commission

Action Taken at July 14, 2020 Meeting Shall the commission: 53. Small Works Roster. Contracts under $300,000 fall within the executive director’s spending authority; they only require commission notification. Blaine webhouse No. 1 demolition project, $35,056; Bellwether building exterior sealing … Continue reading

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  September 2020

Whatcom County Council

Action Taken at July 7, 2020 Meeting Shall the council: 108. Authorize the executive to sign contracts with San Juan County and Skagit County for youth (ages 12-20) marijuana-use prevention? Whatcom County is the lead agency for a state-funded youth … Continue reading

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  September 2020

Bellingham City Council

Action Taken at July 6, 2020 Meeting Presentation Update on Covid-19 Response. The Bellingham Municipal Court is following the Whatcom County Superior Court’s orders regarding Covid-19. Even though its doors are closed to the public, the court is fully operational … Continue reading

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  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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