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A brighter future: City to install LED streetlights
New lights are safer, more efficient, and reduce City's carbon footprint

Rental Registration Program up and running
Over 17,000 rental units registered

League of Women Voters to hold election forums at City Hall
Stay informed about the upcoming general election

New street markings make Bellingham a safer place to bike
Learn about the new green paint on our city streets

City now accepting permit applications and plans electronically
Save time and money with this enhanced service

Help "fine-tune" the Comprehensive Plan on September 15
Public input needed for long-range planning

Penalties increase for late B&O taxes
New penalty rates go into effect Aug. 1

City applauds residents' water conservation efforts and requests for it to continue
Let your lawns get tan and use a hose timer on your garden

Celebrate legally and safely on Independence Day
Residents reminded that fireworks are prohibited in city limits

Squalicum Creek re-route begins in July
Two-phase project will have positive impacts for salmon and other species

Parks Department seeks party to relocate locomotive from Bloedel Donovan Park
Letters of interest due June 30

Construction to begin on Alabama Street
Safety improvements to come

Honoring Bellingham's creative cream of the crop
Mayor's Arts Awards winners celebrated at event in April

Civic Agenda: Lake Whatcom Management Program a win for the community
City, County, water district work together to protect our reservoir

Rental Registration Program launching this summer
All rental properties to register by August 1st, inspections begin in 2016

Princess Angeline by Edward S. Curtis, plate 314, 1899Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Timothy Egan to speak on April 27
Free presentation at Mount Baker Theatre highlights Edward S. Curtis photos of more than 80 tribes

Civic Agenda: City to provide incentives to encourage investment
Creating opportunities for urban villages and affordable housing

Parks and Greenway boards seek new members
Opportunity for people passionate about community, outdoors and recreation

Library series examines injustice and intolerance in local communities
Historical, contemporary issues explored in three-part series, with speakers scheduled April 2, 8 and 15

Drivers, workers reminded to be alert and careful in work zones
Caution advised as construction season begins

Civic Agenda: Mayor delivers message to state legislature
Clean ups, transportation, housing and rail safety on community agenda

City seeks input on growth options for Comp Plan Update
First open house on March 17

Draft Lake Whatcom Work Plan ready for public input
Work session at City Hall on Feb. 25

Civic Agenda: Preserving Bellingham's unique sense of place
Planning director discusses comp plan update

Civic Agenda: Mayor moves forward on quiet zones
Rail crossings to be improved for safety

City Council appoints Hammill to Ward 3
New councilmember to fill out Lehman’s term

Civic Agenda: Giving thanks for our great partnerships
Volunteers, employees and elected officials worthy of thanks

City seeks exciting new signature event
Request for Proposals due Feb. 13th for new tourism event

Results of Comprehensive Plan Update Survey now available
Input will help shape growth alternatives and new goals and policies

Civic Agenda: City launches Community Paramedic pilot project
Goal is to connect frequent 911 callers with community services

Civic Agenda: Mental health courts promote public safety, help those in need
Joint City/County effort provides resources for criminal mental health cases

Bellingham leads the State in innovative development rules
Streamlining efficiency and innovation

Civic Agenda: City working with neighbors, social services on Samish Way goals
Promoting redevelopment and addressing health and safety challenges

Civic Agenda: Rail safety a public concern
Safety number one priority for City

Tips to conserve our drinking water during summer
Reduce demand on our drinking water during warm weather

New boat inspection program website and online incentive course
Help keep Lake Whatcom and Lake Samish free of invasive species

Civic Agenda: Workgroup proposes actions to address downtown health and safety
Stakeholder workgroup focused on complex problems, strategic solutions

Many business leaders say they are optimistic about the local economy
Survey respondents say Bellingham is a good place to do business and our economy is improving

Civic Agenda: Survey shows high quality of life, satisfaction with most City services
Results highlight priorities, valued services and areas needing attention

C-SPAN highlights Bellingham
City welcomes C-SPAN Cities tour

Volunteers provide big benefits for Bellingham
Volunteers make a difference in our City

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