Local Gov. Meetings

I will keep updating this page until I get schedules and locations for all local government meetings listed on it.  For now, I am starting with Whatcom County Council, Whatcom County Planning Commission,  Bellingham City Council, City of Bellingham Planning Commission meetings, and other Bellingham Public meetings and key events .

Whatcom County Council meetings are held every other Tuesday evening at 7 p.m. in the Council Chambers at 311 Grand Ave., Bellingham, WA.  Click the graphic link to view the “2015 Agendas, Action Taken, Minutes and Audio” page.  Select the most recent agendas to view upcoming meeting information and dates.

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Whatcom County Planning Commission meetings are held at 6:30 p.m. on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month. The commission will not meet on the 4th Thursday of  November and December.  Click the graphic link below to view the full 2015 meeting schedule.

The meeting location is (check agendas to make sure meeting locations are not changed for specific dates):

Northwest Annex Conference Room
5280 Northwest Drive
Bellingham, WA 98225
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Access to Whatcom County Planning Commission meeting materials, such as agendas, packets and recorded comments (both written and audio) can be found at this link:


Whatcom County Planning Commission policy (stated on their website) regarding written comments is below:

“We encourage submittal of comments at lease 48 hours in advance of the meeting in order to give the commissioners time to review the material.

“All comments become part of the permanent record and may be subject to public disclosure request laws.”

The Bellingham City Council meets on Mondays beginning at 7 p.m., Council Chambers, City Hall.   Below is the 2015 schedule.  Click the graphic to view the pdf version.  Here is a link to agendas and meeting materials for 2014, 2015, and upcoming meeting materials:  http://www.cob.org/government/meeting-materials.aspx

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Bellingham Planning Commission meetings are held every other Thursday at 7 p.m. at City Hall, 210 Lottie Street Bellingham, WA.  Click the graphic link to go to the “Public Meetings and Key Events” page for the City of Bellingham to find links on the calendar for upcoming Planning Commission meetings (among other things).

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Other Bellingham Public Meetings and Key Events are also displayed on the same calendar as the Bellingham Planning Commission meetings. Here are some of the Public Meetings and Key Events that are included on the monthly calendar: Public Works Committee, Planning Committee, City Council Committees, Design Review Board, Bellingham Arts Commission, Planning Commission, City Council, Greenway Advisory Committee, Historic Preservation Commission, Transportation Commission, Community Development Advisory Board, Library Board of Trustees, Bellingham Sister Cities Advisory Board, Hearing Examiner, Whatcom Museum Foundation Board, Mayor’s Neighborhood Advisory Commission, Sehome Hill Arboretum Board, Lake Whatcom Watershed Advisory Board, Lake Whatcom Policy Group, Tourism Commission.  Click the graphic link below to access the calendar offered by the City of Bellingham: Bellingham public meetings and key eventsTo access the Local Gov. Meetings page on the Coal Stop blog, click here.