Whatcom County Incarceration Committees

by Bill McCallum Jail Planning Task Force At the April 26, 2011 meeting, the County Council established the Whatcom County Jail Planning Task Force. The task force of citizens with expertise and county officials  wased focused on finding a permanent facility for housing higher risk offenders to fit population projections, [Read More...]

By |2022-03-09T18:54:23-08:00May 30, 2021|Incarceration|

2020 National Adult Learner of the Year

  Cecilia DeLeon with her children and her National 2020 Adult Learner of the Year award.courtesy photo: Whatcom Community College During the pandemic, one of WCC’s students was named the National 2020 Adult Learner of the Year by the Coalition On Adult Basic Education (COABE). Cecelia DeLeon, in [Read More...]

By |2021-05-30T08:18:44-07:00May 30, 2021|Education|

Bellingham City Council

Action Taken at March 8, 2021 Meeting Mayor’s Report The mayor reappointed Joan Drinkwin to a second term on the Sehome Hill Arboretum Board of Governors. The arboretum site is 175.5-acres; the university owns 38 acres and the city 137.5 acres. The initial agreement between the city and Western Washington [Read More...]

By |2021-05-30T08:17:55-07:00May 30, 2021|Watching Government|

Whatcom County Council

Compiled by Barry MacHale Action Taken at March 9, 2021 Meeting Shall the council: 62. Authorize the executive to sign a $210,600 contract with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers? (Council acting as the flood control district board of supervisors.) High flows on the Nooksack River in 2017 resulted in [Read More...]

By |2022-03-09T18:20:01-08:00May 30, 2021|Watching Government|

Port of Bellingham Commission

Compiled by Bill McCallum Action Taken at February 18, 2021 Meeting Shall the commission: 19. Authorize the executive director to implement the Air Service Incentive Program at the Bellingham airport? The incentive program was first passed at the 6/19/2018 meeting, vote #92, and it expired on 12/31/2020. In recent years, [Read More...]

By |2022-03-09T18:20:56-08:00May 30, 2021|Watching Government|
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