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
Today, I submitted the comment (copied and pasted below) to the Whatcom County Council. My comment related to Council member Carl Weimer’s proposed amendments to Chapter 2 Land Use Cherry Point, in the Comprehensive Plan Update, and the July 8, 2016 Northwest Jobs Alliance email blast promotional piece about Mr. Weimer’s amendments. Continue reading
I hope those of you reading this post will review the changes I proposed to our County’s Comprehensive Plan relating to Council member Carl Weimer’s proposed changes (in Chapter 2), and if you agree that the changes I suggested would be important to include in our County Comp Plan, I encourage you to submit a comment to the County Council [at firstname.lastname@example.org ] supporting my suggested changes. The next Council meeting at which Council member Weimer’s proposed changes will be considered is July 12th. Continue reading
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
Some Basics About the CAO update system.
This explains about Best Available Science and how GMA regulations and administrative laws (WACs) work with regard to the CAO update. Continue reading
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
Update, February 19, 2016: In an effort to make information more easily accessible to the public, Whatcom County staff has been working on adjusting their method of posting “2016 County Council Comp Plan and UGA Comments.” The information below is in reference to the comments as they were posted on the county website from January 29, 2016 to February 18, 2016. I am leaving this posted since the excerpts from the material of people who submitted comments may still be useful to people. And perhaps some record of how the comments were originally presented will be of some importance in the future. I will do another post about the current way the comments are posted very soon.
Wow. I just looked at the County Council meeting for Tuesday, the day of the big comp. plan public hearing. They are also discussing various chapters of the comp. plan in different committee meetings all day long. Continue reading
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. Continue reading