Transfer of Development Rights / Purchase of Development Rights Work Group
The Whatcom County Council adopted the Comprehensive Plan update in August 2016 (Ordinance 2016-034). Comprehensive Plan Policy 2A-14 included convening a multi-stakeholder workgroup tasked with reviewing a number of issues relating to transfer of development rights (TDRs) and purchase of development rights (PDRs). Therefore, the Whatcom County Executive appointed the TDR/PDR Work Group to address these issues in February 2017. The Work Group met 15 times in 2017-18 and issued its Final Report on October 3, 2018.
Chris Behee - City of Bellingham Michael Jones - City of Blaine Rollin Harper - Cities of Everson, Nooksack, and Sumas Jori Burnett - City of Ferndale Dave Timmer - City of Lynden Bill Henshaw - Building Industry Betty Sanchez - Realtors Myrle Foster - Rural Property Owner Ralph Black - TDR User Phil Thompson - Economist Steve Powers - Affordable Housing Rod Erickson - Agriculture Karlee Deatherage - Environmental Rud Browne - County Council