Bellingham City Council, 8/14/17 Committee of the Whole discussion regarding renaming the Pickett Bridge / Noisy Waters Northwest

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Click the graphic to access the 8/14/2017 Bellingham City Council Committee of the Whole meeting. Discussion regarding the Pickett Bridge starts at about 2:02:00 on the video.

August 15, 2017  Dena Jensen

At last night’s August 14, 2017 Bellingham City Council meeting, there was a brief discussion which touched on a bit longer discussion held earlier that day at Council’s Committee of the Whole meeting regarding renaming Bellingham’s Pickett Bridge.  Council Member April Barker said the issue is being raised due to constituent’s concerns that the name of the bridge “is celebrating a man who has a legacy of pro-slavery and had a strong alliance with the Confederate Army.”  In the summer 2015 The Bellingham Herald ran a story saying discussion of renaming of the bridge came forward when Community to Community Development and the Racial Justice Coalition, held a protest of crime-mapping software being considered by the Bellingham Police Department.  Pickett Bridge was the site of their protest.

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The CAO Presentation To County Council / Facebook post, Whatcom Hawk, Wendy Harris

 

 

Yesterday at 3:17am  September 21, 2016  Wendy Harris

At the staff presentation to the county council on the Critical Area Ordinance, staff provided their goals and proposed changes (why are they making changes now?) without explaining how the CAO worked or how the new proposals fit into the CAO requirements. They skipped any mention of the Critical Aquifer Recharge Areas, and only mentioned farm plans with regard to an suggestion for an annual report. I felt this left the council and public uninformed. Continue reading

Did you know that County Council finalized the County Comprehensive Plan Update on Thursday, July 14th? / Facebook post, Sj Robson

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Memorandum from Mark Personius, Assistant Director County Planning & Development Services with suggested policy language “in-lieu of the proposed Cherry Point UGA narrative and policies included in the July 5th Council agenda packet.”

40 mins  July 16, 2016  Sandy Robson

At the July 12 evening Whatcom County Council Meeting, which I attended, Council Chair Barry Buchanan made an announcement at the beginning of the meeting. Continue reading

Comprehensive Plan process, City of Bellingham: revised schedule of work sessions / Facebook post, Whatcom Hawk, Dick Conoboy

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Click on the graphic to access COB Special Committee Of The Whole Meeting Agenda on the COB website.

3 hrs  June 23, 2016  Dick Conoboy

For those of you who are following the Comprehensive Plan process for the City of Bellingham, there is a revised schedule of work sessions as the city council moves the sessions to the Committee of the Whole which meets in the afternoon. Continue reading

The Train Is Leaving The Track / Facebook post, Whatcom Hawk, Wendy Harris

 

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Yesterday at 6:52pm  June 16, 2016  Wendy Harris ACTION

I could not help the bad pun so please forgive me. But everyone should know that the county council is holding a special committee meeting of the whole next Tuesday, the 21st [of June 2016], only one week after their last meeting, for the purpose of going over more of the comp. plan chapters and apppendix. Continue reading

County Council Agenda for Tuesday Has Important Items for Review / Facebook post, Whatcom Hawk, Wendy Harris

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23 hrs  February 4, 2016  Wendy Harris

Look at the bottom of the agenda to review the introduction items, and you will see a “Resolution adopting a Statement of Incarceration Prevention, Criminal Justice, and Jail Planning Principles for Whatcom County’s criminal justice and behavioral health systems (AB2016-072).” Any comments on that will need to be made at open session in the evening. Continue reading