Citizens will learn how to turn their ideas into policies at workshops in Lynden, Deming, Bellingham and Ferndale.
RE Sources for Sustainable Communities is hosting comment workshops in May and June throughout Whatcom County to help the public learn how they can effectively turn their ideas into policies in Whatcom County’s Comprehensive Plan update.
The Comprehensive Plan is Whatcom County’s official long-range planning document. It contains goals and policies that guide growth in Whatcom County, determining how our county will handle an estimated 75,000 new residents over the next 20 years. It informs policy, budget decisions, and development standards, thereby determining the future of our community. The Comprehensive Plan update, informed by public input, is required by the state Growth Management Act.
The comment workshops are designed to engage the public in Whatcom County’s policymaking process and help citizens craft informed responses to environment, growth and economic issues they want addressed in the Comprehensive Plan.
The workshop locations and dates are:
The public can submit comments on the plan through the June 28 deadline, although this deadline may be extended. The final public hearing on the plan is currently scheduled at 7:00 PM on Tuesday, June 28, at Whatcom County Council chambers, 311 Grand Ave. in Bellingham.
For more information, visit http://www.re-sources.org/programs/cleanwater/compplan.
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