As I mentioned, the County’s e-mails show that it has scheduled a “pre-scoping” meeting Bellingham High School on March 20. The County’s latest batch of e-mails (see page 7) shows that the meeting will start at 6 pm and end at 8 pm.
I hope that the County doesn’t wait to provide public notice of this event until it has received applications for the coal terminal – since the applications aren’t expected until the day before!
Blaine’s newspaper, The Northern Light, picked up on the “pre-scoping” and gave credit to Get Whatcom Planning (click here). Nothing in the Herald yet.
“We’re Throwing a Party!” referred to the fact that Whatcom County is donating its staff time to the coal terminal project, after the first 20 hours. This issue is discussed further in today’s “Gristle,” in the Cascadia Weekly (click here).
Updates to Whatcom County’s Rural Element: The Sequel
The County is changing the schedule shown in this blog, in order to provide the public with more time to review the measures that it’s proposing to “contain and control” rural development and otherwise comply with the Growth Management Hearings Board’s Order.
The March 8th meeting of the Planning Commission will be a work session, not a public hearing. The March 22nd meeting will include a public hearing.
This falls during my spring break, which I’ll be celebrating in Iowa (who wouldn’t?). All the more reason for you, our readers, to plan to attend. We’ll be posting more about this once the County’s made its proposal public.