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Drawing the line on future urban growth

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Drawing the line on future urban growth

KGMI News Reporting
By Karen Taylor

WHATCOM COUNTY, Wash. – Whatcom County is asking for early input from the public on future urban growth planning at a town hall meeting tonight.

Matt Aamot with Whatcom County Planning and Development says they need to follow Growth Management Act requirements before they come out with the next update to the County Comprehensive Plan in 2016.

Play Matt Aamot on future growth

Aamot says they will work closely with each city to come up with a working agreement by early next year.

It is up to the Whatocom County Planning Commission to draw urban area lines for the next 20 years.

Whatcom County is projected to have about 68,000 more people by 2036.

Right now, the population is about 205,000.

The meeting is at 6:30 p.m. in the Whatcom County Council chambers.