County Issues Clarifying Information Regarding Public Hearings / Facebook post, Whatcom Hawk, Wendy Harris

comp plan update

4 hrs  March 17, 2016  Wendy Harris

I received this response to a late night email to the county, and I was not the only person who was having problems from what I hear.

The Whatcom County Council is conducting the Whatcom County Comprehensive Plan and the urban growth area (UGA) review, which are both required by the Growth Management Act under RCW 36.70A.130. It is anticipated that the County Council will adopt an ordinance amending the Whatcom County Comprehensive Plan and UGAs by the end of June 2016.

The County Council will hold public hearings on the Whatcom County Comprehensive Plan on Tuesday, March 22, 2016, at 7 p.m. at the Whatcom County Council Chambers, 311 Grand Avenue, Bellingham. These hearings will give the public the opportunity to provide comments to the County Council relating to the following Comprehensive Plan chapters:

Chapter 1 – Introduction and Growth Projections

Chapter 4 – Capital Facilities

Preliminary draft Whatcom County Council Chapters 1 and 4 are posted on the County website at: . Preliminary County Council changes to the Planning Commission’s recommended version are shown in yellow highlights.

The public is invited to submit written comments and/or attend the public hearings to provide oral comments. Written comments may e-mailed to or be submitted to:

Whatcom County Council
311 Grand Avenue
Suite 105
Bellingham, WA 98225

Agendas for future County Council meetings and public hearings on the Comprehensive Plan Update and UGA review will be posted on the County Council website at:

Read Wendy’s post in the Whatcom Hawk Facebook group here.

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