Final public hearing on Comp Plan update December 10

I took a break from sending out my missives on the Planning Commission in order to manage Bobby Briscoe’s campaign for Port Commission, but that didn’t mean the PC hasn’t been meeting. We’ve slogged through the rest of the chapters, completing the Environment chapter last week. All along we’ve taken public comment on each chapter twice. Now we will hold the official public hearing on the entire thing, consider any other amendments anywhere in the document, and hopefully recommend the update to the County Council. The Council will have until June of next year to review, amend, adopt the plan We are actually on schedule!
Hearing and Final PC Recommendation on the Comprehensive Plan update
Thursday December 10, 2015
County Council Chambers, 311 Grand Ave, Bellingham

We don’t have the final amended versions of each chapter posted yet, but they’ll be here shortly.  In the meantime, you can look at all the proposed edits and comments, and read the meeting minutes, if you like. Also, the Final EIS for the Comp Plan update is now available, HERE.

District 2 vacancy on Commission needs applicants!

Ben Elenbaas resigned from the Planning Commission over a month ago, and we really need to find a replacement. This is District 2, east of the Guide, north of Alabama and the Nooksack River, approximately. See a map here.

Issues on the docket in 2016 include the Critical Areas Ordinance update, code enforcement amendments, Special Events regulations, and an Ag Strategic Plan, plus much more! Join the fun!

Deadline for applicants will be 10 a.m. on Tuesday, November 30. Appointment will be on the Council agenda for December 8. If we don’t get someone the council likes, they will postpone, however. APPLY HERE