Hearing Examiner

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.