City Council invites feedback on funding priorities at town hall meeting Sept. 19

“Community Voices on Funding Priorities” is the third session in the 2022 town hall meeting series

September 14, 2022 - by Janice Keller, Communications Director

What questions do you hope Bellingham City Council members will ask as they consider a proposed biennial budget in weeks ahead? What questions do you have about how financial decisions are made by the Council? These questions and others will inspire community feedback at the Bellingham City Council’s third 2022 town hall meeting.

Community Voices on Funding Priorities is a virtual meeting scheduled for 6-8:30 p.m. Monday, September 19, 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 in the published agenda.

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 Each participant who chooses to speak will be provided two minutes for comment.

“Stewardship of public funds is one of the primary responsibilities of City of Bellingham elected officials,” City Council President Hannah Stone said. “The adopted budget specifies how City resources will be used to achieve our goals and is a guiding policy document that informs the City’s work plan for the next two years and beyond. Community feedback about funding priorities is important to our budget deliberations.”

Community Voices on Funding Priorities will be facilitated by Council President Stone and attended by the full council. The town hall meeting is being held virtually, will be streamed live via the City’s website at and at, 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 is being provided at all of the 2022 town hall meetings.

2022 Bellingham City Council Town Hall Meeting Series

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 are more focused than typical public comment periods, more interactive than public hearings, and include time for Council members to respond to feedback.

Through the City’s Engage Bellingham site, community members may also provide written feedback to the council in a public forum at any time on any of the town hall meeting topics:

2022 town hall meeting schedule:

Details will be posted on the City’s calendar of events, Engage Bellingham, and at five days prior to each meeting. For additional information, contact the Council Office at (360) 778-8200 or

Media Contact

Hannah Stone, Council President or (360) 778-8211

Janice Keller, Communications Director or (360) 778-8100

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