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2011 Jail Planning Task Force Information


On April 26th, 2011, the Whatcom County Council approved a Resolution establishing a Whatcom County Jail Planning Task Force to work on the appropriate size and location of new jail facilities. This Task Force was appointed by the County Executive and began serving in June, 2011.

The need for a new jail has been identified as a critical public facility that requires public involvement and significant commitment of time in order to accommodate the pressing need for a new jail in Whatcom County. A public meeting was held on February 3, 2011 to present a draft jail proposal and invite public comment. Click on the link below to view the Minutes from the Public Meeting.

Key Documents
Meeting Calendar

Meeting Dates (2011-2012)

Regularly scheduled meetings will take place the first and third Thursdays of every month from 7:30 – 9:30 a.m. Meeting location: Garden Room of the Civic Center building located at 322 N. Commercial (the former site of Hizzoner’s restaurant).
June 16th

Agenda / Minutes

July 7th Agenda / Minutes
July 21st Agenda / Minutes
August 4th Agenda / Minutes
August 18th Agenda / Minutes
September 1st

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September 15th Agenda / Minutes
September 29 Agenda / Minutes
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November 3rd Agenda / Minutes
November 17th Agenda / Minutes
December 1st Agenda / Minutes
December 15th

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February 9, 2012 Agenda / Minutes
March 15, 2012 Agenda / Minutes