The Growth Management Act requires counties and cities to develop a public participation program for comprehensive plan and development regulation amendments (which include zoning, critical areas ordinance and other codes). The Whatcom County Council approved the 2017 Public Participation Plan on June 13, 2017.
Draft 2018 Plan
On April 12, 2018, the Whatcom County Planning Commission held a public hearing and issued recommendations on the draft Public Participation Plan for Whatcom County Comprehensive Plan and Development Regulation Amendments. This plan will guide public participation efforts relating to comprehensive plan and development regulation amendments (File #PLN2018-00011). The next step is review and approval of the Public Participation Plan by the County Council. Council agendas are posted here.
If you have any questions about the Plan you may contact Matt Aamot of Whatcom County Planning and Development Services via email or via phone at 360-778-5939. You can also sign up to be on a notification list on the County's website.