Rules for commercial events such as weddings and business retreats on private properties would be clearer under a proposal before the Whatcom County Planning Commission.
Commissioners will take comments at a hearing at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 14, at the Northwest Annex, 5280 Northwest Drive.
Being in the business of holding events is already allowed on land in the unincorporated county, but officials discovered the public is not aware of the option because it now falls under "cottage industry" or "bed and breakfast" in the code.
Single events or permanent event sites would be reviewed for noise, parking, traffic, sanitation and building standards before they were approved.
More information is at whatcomcounty.us/pds/pc/agendas.jsp.