The Whatcom County Council will hold a public hearing regarding the periodic update of 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. The Comprehensive Plan update and UGA review must be completed by June 30, 2016. The County Council will review the Comprehensive Plan amendments recommended by the Whatcom County Planning Commission over the next five to six months. It is anticipated that the County Council will adopt an ordinance amending the Whatcom County Comprehensive Plan and UGAs by the end of June 2016.

The County Council will hold an initial public hearing on potential revisions to the Whatcom County Comprehensive Plan, including UGA boundary changes, on Tuesday, January 26, 2016, at 7 p.m. at the Whatcom County Council Chambers, 311 Grand Avenue, Bellingham. This initial public hearing will give the public the opportunity to provide comments to the County Council relating to the Comprehensive Plan update and UGA review.

Whatcom County Planning Commission recommendations to amend the Comprehensive Plan and UGA boundaries will be posted on the County website at: http://www.whatcomcounty.us/1170/Comprehensive-Plan-Updates .

The public is invited to submit written comments and/or attend this public hearing to provide oral comments. Written comments may e-mailed to council@co.whatcom.wa.us or be submitted to:

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

Agendas for future County Council meetings and an additional public hearing on the Comprehensive Plan Update and UGA review will be posted on the County Council website at: http://www.whatcomcounty.us/268/County-Council .


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