Chapter 2.30
PLANNING COMMISSION

Sections:

2.30.010    Planning commission created.

2.30.020    Membership.

2.30.030    Meeting.

2.30.040    Duties and responsibilities.

2.30.010 Planning commission created.

There is hereby created a planning commission consisting of seven voting members to provide guidance and recommendations to the City on policy matters relative to the amendment of the City’s comprehensive plan and related land use regulations. [Ord. 06-0255 § 2.]

2.30.020 Membership.

A. Number of Members. The planning commission shall consist of seven voting members, each of whom shall serve for a period of three years. The city council, when making initial appointments, may select some members for two- or three-year terms to stagger appointments.

B. Appointment. All members of the planning commission shall be appointed by, and serve at the pleasure of, a majority of the city council. All planning commission members shall serve without compensation. All members of the planning commission shall be Kenmore residents. The city council shall attempt, but shall not be obligated, to appoint planning commission members so that all geographic areas of the City are represented.

C. Vacancies. Vacancies shall be filled by the city council.

D. Chair and Vice Chair. For the first year, the city council shall appoint from among the planning commission members a chair who shall preside at all meetings and a vice chair who shall preside in the absence of the chair. Thereafter, members of the planning commission shall nominate and vote for the chair and vice chair positions. [Ord. 06-0255 § 2.]

2.30.030 Meeting.

A. The planning commission shall hold such regular and special meetings as may be necessary to complete its responsibilities. A majority of the planning commission shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business and a majority vote of voting members present shall be necessary to carry any motion.

B. The planning commission shall adopt such rules and regulations as are necessary for the conduct of its business. [Ord. 06-0255 § 2.]

2.30.040 Duties and responsibilities.

A. The planning commission shall be an advisory body to the city council responsible for the review and making policy recommendations relating to amendment to the comprehensive plan and related land use regulations.

The planning commission shall provide annual reports to the city council on execution of its duties and responsibilities.

B. The planning commission shall have the authority to review and study proposed amendments to the comprehensive plan and development regulations that are included in a city council- approved annual docket work program for each year. The planning commission shall hold a public hearing, deliberate, and make recommendations to the city council on said proposals. [Ord. 06-0255 § 2.]