The Whatcom County Council is conducting the Whatcom County Comprehensive Plan and the urban growth area (UGA) review, which are both required by the Growth Management Act under RCW 36.70A.130. It is anticipated that the County Council will adopt an ordinance amending the Whatcom County Comprehensive Plan and UGAs in August 2016.

The County Council will hold a public hearing on an Ordinance Adopting Whatcom County Comprehensive Plan Amendments relating to the 2016 Comprehensive Plan Update and UGA Review on Tuesday, August 9, 2016, at 7 p.m. at the Whatcom County Council Chambers, 311 Grand Avenue, Bellingham. This ordinance adopts amendments to the Whatcom County Comprehensive Plan, including UGA boundary changes, in order to complete the 2016 Comprehensive Plan Update and UGA Review. This hearing will give the public the opportunity to provide comments to the County Council relating to the Comprehensive Plan.

Draft Comprehensive Plan amendments are posted on the County’s website at: .

The public is invited to submit written comments and/or attend the public hearing to provide oral comments. Written comments may be e-mailed to [email protected] or be submitted to:

Whatcom County Council
311 Grand Avenue
Suite 105
Bellingham, WA 98225

County Council agendas will be posted on the County Council website at:

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