Chapter 2.24
JOINT PLANNING COUNCIL

Sections:

2.24.010    Council created.

2.24.020    Area of jurisdiction.

2.24.030    Powers and responsibilities.

2.24.040    Membership.

2.24.050    Meetings - officers.

2.24.060    Bylaws.

2.24.070    Budget.

2.24.080    Legislative committee created - membership.

2.24.090    Purpose of committee.

2.24.100    Duties of committee members.

2.24.010 Council created.

The Southwest Snohomish county joint planning council be and is hereby created, and shall be known as the Southwest Snohomish county joint planning council, hereinafter referred to as the planning council.

(§ 1 of Agreement adopted January 31, 1966).

2.24.020 Area of jurisdiction.

The planning council shall be primarily concerned with the planning and development of a region which is initially defined generally as follows: That portion of Township 27 North, Snohomish County, Washington, lying west of the line formed by the east boundaries of Sections 6, 7, 18, 19, 30 and 31, of Range 5 East, W.M.

(§ 2 of Agreement adopted January 31, 1966).

2.24.030 Powers and responsibilities.

The responsibility and powers of the planning council shall be as follows:

(1) The planning council may act as a planning research and fact finding agency of the members thereof. To that end, it may make such plans, surveys, analyses, researches and reports as are generally authorized or requested. The planning council, upon such request or authority may also:

(a) Make a regional comprehensive plan for the region as defined, or as may be subsequently amended, and as may be agreed upon by the planning council;

(b) Make such refinements of the comprehensive plans or special studies for the participating jurisdictions as may be requested and budgeted for by those jurisdictions and as agreed upon by the planning council;

(c) Make inquiries, investigations, and surveys concerning the resources of the region as defined;

(d) Assemble and analyze the data thus obtained and formulate plans for the conservation of such resources and the systematic utilization and development thereof;

(e) Make recommendation from time to time as to the best methods of such conservation, utilization and development;

(f) Cooperate with other commissions, with the state and with other public agencies in the municipality, state and United States in planning, conservation and development.

(2) The planning council shall, in as far as possible:

(a) Coordinate general planning among and for the several participating jurisdictions;

(b) Provide technical assistance with budget limitations to all of the participating jurisdictions, and;

(c) Promote and expedite orderly development.

(3) The planning council may, within its authorized budget, engage a single director of planning and may authorize him to employ such other personnel as may be necessary to carry out the planning program. The planning council may also engage such other special and professional personnel as may be necessary to carry out the planning program.

(§ 3 of Agreement adopted January 31, 1966).

2.24.040 Membership.

Official membership of the planning council shall consist of those undersigned public jurisdictions and such other jurisdictions as may hereafter be elected to membership by the planning council. Immediately upon the execution of this agreement, each of the undersigned member jurisdictions of the planning council shall designate two official member-representatives to the planning council and an official alternate representative. One of the official member-representatives must be a member of the legislative body of the participating jurisdiction.

(§ 4 of Agreement adopted January 31, 1966).

2.24.050 Meetings - officers.

The planning council shall hold regular and special meetings at such times and places as the planning council may determine by resolution. The chairman and other officers of the planning council shall be elected from among the members of the planning council. The fiscal year of the planning council shall be the calendar year.

(§ 5 of Agreement adopted January 31, 1966).

2.24.060 Bylaws.

Upon the execution of this agreement, the members hereof shall meet and adopt comprehensive and complete bylaws for the operation of this planning council.

(§ 6 of Agreement adopted January 31, 1966).

2.24.070 Budget.

The planning council shall prepare, annually, a proposed budget and work program to be submitted to the hereinafter described legislative committee of the planning council, for review and recommendation to each participating jurisdiction for subsequent approval. This total budget proposed for the operation of the planning council and its staff must be submitted to the legislative committee sufficiently in advance of annual preliminary budget hearings by participating jurisdictions, to permit adequate review by each political unit in order to ascertain its appropriation and/or share of the work load.

The budget shall become final only after each member jurisdiction has finally approved its appropriation to the planning council and the planning council has met to make final allocation of available funds.

Authority is also granted for the acceptance of such lawful grants of money, gifts, services, and use of property as may be appropriate to the furtherance of these joint efforts.

(§ 7 of Agreement adopted January 31, 1966).

2.24.080 Legislative committee created - membership.

There is hereby granted a legislative committee which shall be a part of the planning council. The members shall be the legislative representatives from each member jurisdiction.

(§ 8 of Agreement adopted January 31, 1966).

2.24.090 Purpose of committee.

The legislative committee is created to provide the members of the legislative bodies of member jurisdictions with an opportunity to coordinate local governmental programs of planning, land development, surveys, and of health, safety and general welfare.

(§ 9 of Agreement adopted January 31, 1966).

2.24.100 Duties of committee members.

It shall be the responsibility of the legislative committee members to report to their respective legislative bodies the progress and the nature of the planning program of the planning council, and the recommendations of the planning council regarding administrative and policy matters.

The legislative committee members may request the chairman of the planning council, together with designated personnel, to assist in presenting such reports and recommendations.

(§ 10 of Agreement adopted January 31, 1966).