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Bellingham, Washington 98226
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Long Range Planning - Public Participation Plan


Public Participation Plan

The Growth Management Act requires counties and cities to develop a public participation program for comprehensive plan and development regulation amendments (development regulations include zoning rules, the critical areas ordinance and other codes). The Whatcom County Council approved the Public Participation Plan on May 7, 2013. You can view the Public Participation Plan by clicking here.

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Notices of proposals to amend the comprehensive plan and/or development regulations are periodically sent out to an e-mail list maintained by the County. If you would like to get on this list, please contact Whatcom County Planning and Development services at

Contact Person

If you have any questions about the Public Participation Plan, you may contact Matt Aamot of Whatcom County Planning and Development Services at or (360) 676-6907.