Important links and info to help get ready for the Comp Plan Public Hearing / Noisy Waters Northwest

public hearing notice comp planJanuary 20, 2015  Dena Jensen

The notice image above is linked to Whatcom County’s document center where the Notice of Upcoming Hearing for the Whatcom County Comprehensive Plan and Urban Growth Area Review is posted.  That version of the notice should allow you to click on all the links that it contains. In addition,  I am providing some links that might be helpful, here in this post.  The links will provide you with an opportunity to:

  • View part or all of the current Whatcom County Comprehensive Plan
  • View the final recommendations from the Planning Commission to amend the Comp. Plan and Urban Growth Area (UGA) Boundaries
  • View comments from citizens, advocates, and groups on the Comp. Plan and on the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Comprehensive Plan and Development Regulations and Urban Growth Area Review
  • View current agendas for the county council and all boards and commissions
  • View contact information for submitting your own comments regarding the Comp. Plan.

Tip: If you don’t do anything else, view as many of the comments as you can.  They will give you a feel for the plan itself and may help motivate you to go on the read the plan and be able to create your own comments and/or support other people’s comments.

You can view a copy of the current Whatcom County Comprehensive Plan at this link: http://www.whatcomcounty.us/1171/Current-Comprehensive-Plan

The recommendations from the Whatcom County Planning Commission for amending the county Comprehensive Plan and UGA Boundaries are available here: http://www.whatcomcounty.us/1170/Comprehensive-Plan-Updates

You can find comments that have been submitted in both 2014 and 2015 on the Environmental Impact Statement for the Comprehensive Plan and Development Regulations Update and Urban Growth Area Review along with comments submitted so far to the Planning Commission in 2015 and soon to come, those submitted to the Whatcom County Council in 2016 on the Comprehensive Plan. You will find tabs for each of the four categories: http://wa-whatcomcounty.civicplus.com/1176/Public-Comments

You can view current agendas for the county council and all boards and commissions at this link: http://www.whatcomcounty.us/agendacenter

You can submit comments on the Whatcom County Comprehensive Plan to this email address:  council@co.whatcom.wa.us

 

Contact information for the Whatcom County Council:
Whatcom County Council
311 Grand Avenue
Suite 105
Bellingham, WA 98225
Directions

Phone: 360-778-5010
Fax: 360-778-5011

Council Office Email:
council@co.whatcom.wa.us

Councilmember Contact Info:
Phone and Email

Hours
Monday – Friday
8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Contact information for Whatcom County Planning and Development Services:
J.E. “Sam” Ryan
Director
jryan@whatcomcounty.us

Planning & Development Services
pds@co.whatcom.wa.us

5280 Northwest Drive
Bellingham, WA 98226
Map (GIF)

Administrative Office

Phone: 360-778-5900

Contact information for the Whatcom Planning Commission:
Becky Boxx, Coordinator
rboxx@co.whatcom.wa.us
Phone: 360-778-5944 

Email the Commission:
pds_planning_commission@whatcomcounty.us

 

 

 

 

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