Transfer of Development Rights / Purchase of Development Rights Work Group

Purpose

The Whatcom County Council adopted the Comprehensive Plan update in August 2016 (Ordinance 2016-034). Comprehensive Plan Policy 2A-14 included convening a multi-stakeholder workgroup tasked with reviewing a number of issues relating to transfer of development rights (TDRs) and purchase of development rights (PDRs). Therefore, the Whatcom County Executive appointed the TDR/PDR Work Group to address these issues in February 2017.  The Work Group met 15 times in 2017-18 and issued its Final Report on October 3, 2018. 

 

Members

Chris Behee - City of Bellingham
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???Michael Jones - City of Blaine
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???Rollin Harper - Cities of Everson, Nooksack, and Sumas??
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?Jori Burnett - City of Ferndale
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???Dave Timmer - City of Lynden??
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?Bill Henshaw - Building Industry
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???Betty Sanchez - Realtors
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?Myrle Foster - Rural Property Owner
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?Ralph Black - TDR User
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?Phil Thompson - Economist
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?Steve Powers - Affordable Housing
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Rod Erickson - Agriculture
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?Karlee Deatherage - Environmental
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?Rud Browne - County Council?