Planning Commission


6:30 p.m.

The 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month
(the commission does not meet on the
4th Thursday of August,  November & December)

Northwest Annex Conference Room
5280 Northwest Drive
Bellingham, WA 98225    (Meetings may be held at other locations. 
Check Agenda for location)

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July 26, 2018
Water Resources-Exempt Wells NW Annex
August 9, 2018 Canceled NW Annex

Public Notice

The Whatcom County Planning Commission will hold a public hearing regarding: A proposal to amend the Whatcom County Comprehensive Plan and Whatcom County Code 24.11.060 (Water availability required), amending the requirements for evidence of legal availability for permit exempt groundwater withdrawals in WRIAs 1, 3, and 4 to be consistent with the Washington State Streamflow Restoration Act (ESSB 6091). File #PLN2016-00013 For more information contact Cliff Strong at (360) 778- or cstrong@ This hearing will be held Thursday, July 26, 2018 at 6:30 p.m. at the Planning & Development Services Northwest Annex, 5280 Northwest Drive, Bellingham. The public is invited to submit written comments and/or attend this meeting to provide oral comments. Written comments may be submitted to: Whatcom County Planning Commission ATTN: Becky Boxx 5280 Northwest Drive Bellingham, WA 98226 Email:
District Name Term
1 Kimberley Lund Partial ending 1/2021
2 Nicole Oliver 1/2015 to 1/2019
2 Stephen Jackson Partial ending 1/2021
3 Dominic Moceri Partial ending 1/2019
3 Atul Deshmane 1/2017 to 1/2021
4 Gary Honcoop 1/2016 to 1/2020
4 Jon Maberry 1/2018 to 1/2022
5 Kelvin Barton 1/2018 to 1/2022
5 Natalie McClendon 1/2018 to 1/2022


The Planning Commission shall assist the Planning and Development Services Department in carrying out its duties, which includes helping to prepare and execute the comprehensive plan and recommendations to the department for the adoption of official controls and/or amendments. The Commission shall conduct hearings as required under RCW 36.70, and shall make findings and conclusions that shall be transmitted to the Planning and Development Services Department and County Council.


Revised Code of Washington 36.70.040 ◦Whatcom County Code 2.03.065

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