The role of the hearing examiner is to interpret, review and implement land use, or other regulations and policies, by providing an efficient and effective system which integrates the public hearing and decision-making process for land use and other regulatory and enforcement matters.
The hearing examiner administers major land use decisions and appeals which include Conditional Use Permits, Shorelines, and Subdivisions.
The hearing examiner is a contractual employee hired to impartially preside over land use and other appeal hearings. Appointed by city council, city residency is not required; there is a six-month initial term then one-year terms thereafter.
Post-Hearing schedule for PRJ-168703/LUP-83548 Fircrest Meadows and
PRJ-168322/LUP-83455 C-TRAN Bus Facility
- The record is held open two business days through 11/27/2023 for public comment from members of the public who tried to join the virtual hearing but were unable to join/make comment for technology or access reasons. (To be clear, no one who already testified is invited to submit additional comment – this is only for people who tried but were unable to provide comment during the meeting.)
- If there is no post hearing public comment, the record closes on 11/27/2023 and the 10-day recommendation deadline is 12/11/2023.
- If there is public comment, the Applicant and Staff have two business days to respond, so their responses are due 11/29/2023, the record closes 11/29/2023, and the 10-day recommendation deadline is 12/13/2023.
- View the calendar for upcoming land use hearings.