Chapter 2.21
DEPARTMENT OF PLANNING AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

Sections:

2.21.010    Created – Director – Responsibilities.

2.21.020    Appointments.

2.21.030    Community development manager.

2.21.010 Created – Director – Responsibilities.

A. There is created a department of planning and community development which shall be under the supervision of the director of planning and community development who shall have the following responsibilities, including, but not limited to:

1. Advising the mayor and city council regarding the comprehensive plan, conducting planning studies, administering the zoning ordinance and providing staff support to the planning and development commission and the board of adjustment;

2. Administering the Federal Department of Housing and Urban Development Block Grant Program and related activities;

3. Carrying out a housing rehabilitation program funded through state, federal or local programs for single-family or multiple unit housing rehabilitation, and preparing annual goals for assisted housing within the city;

4. Assisting the finance director in coordinating the disposition of surplus real property;

5. Administering such capital improvement projects as are assigned to it by the mayor exclusive of projects or portions of projects relating to streets and utilities which shall be administered by the public works department;

6. Preparing, submitting, and managing grants and loans related to planning.

B. Department functions are authorized pursuant to Article XI, Sections 10 and 11 of the State Constitution and not enabling legislation of the state of Washington. [Ord. 10225 § 2, 1991; Ord. 9402 § 1, 1984; Ord. 9352 § 1, 1984].

2.21.020 Appointments.

A. A director of planning and community development shall be appointed by the mayor pursuant to the City Charter, who shall be exempt from civil service. The director shall be responsible for supervising the activities of the department and representing the office before governmental officials and the public. The director shall submit written annual reports to the mayor and each council member pertaining to the activities in the department of planning and community development.

B. The director shall appoint, remove and supervise all staff of the department. The building official, economic development officer, community development block grant administrator, housing program manager, planners, and project managers, are positions which shall not be included in classified civil service. [Ord. 9402 § 2, 1984; Ord. 9352 § 1, 1984].

2.21.030 Community development manager.

The community development manager shall be responsible for and shall report directly to the mayor and advise him with regard to:

A. Providing information and assistance to businesses interested in relocating and expanding within the city;

B. Assisting the city and community organizations in development information and programs which will improve local economic development;

C. Preparing, submitting, and managing grants and loans related to economic development and entrepreneurial assistance. [Ord. 10225 § 3, 1991].