What are the most important steps our City should take now to address climate change? How can we make sure everyone benefits from this work and ensure that no one is left behind? These questions and others will inspire community feedback at the Bellingham City Council’s first 2022 town hall meeting.
Community Voices on Climate Action is a virtual meeting scheduled for 6-8:30 p.m. Monday, March 21, 2022. Community members are invited to participate via Zoom, as well as watch via live stream and BTV. Details about how to sign in to participate and view the meeting are available on the City’s calendar of events.
The meeting will include a brief presentation followed by opportunities for participants to share feedback guided by questions provided in the special meeting packet available at meetings.cob.org. Each participant who chooses to speak will be provided two minutes for comment.
“We welcome community feedback as we move forward on climate actions and look for the best ways to meet community needs,” Council President Hannah Stone said.
Community Voices on Climate Action will be facilitated by Council President Stone and is expected to be attended by all seven council members. It is being held virtually due to COVID-19 restrictions. The meeting will be streamed live via the City’s website at meetings.cob.org and at cob.org/btv, broadcast in high definition on BTV on Comcast channel 321, and broadcast in standard definition on Comcast channel 10.
Spanish, Punjabi, Russian and American Sign Language interpretation will be provided at the March 21 meeting.
2022 Bellingham City Council Town Hall Meetings
Stone said each town hall meeting is an opportunity for engagement between the community and the full City Council about timely issues facing our city. These special meetings will be more focused than general public comment periods and more interactive than public hearings, including an opportunity for Council responses, she said. The format and location of future meetings is still to be determined.
The schedule for 2022 is:
- March 21: Community Voices on Climate Action
- May 16: Community Voices on Public Safety
- September 19: Community Voices on Funding Priorities
- November 14: Community Voices on Affordable Housing