Chapter 2.56
PLANNING COMMISSION*

Sections:

2.56.010    Established – Membership.

2.56.020    Terms.

2.56.030    Residency.

2.56.040    Vacancies – Nonpartisanship – Compensation.

2.56.050    Duties.

2.56.060    Research and fact-finding.

2.56.070    Secretary.

2.56.080    Quorum – Valid action.

2.56.090    Expenditures.

*    Prior ordinance history: Ord. 1608.

2.56.010 Established – Membership.

There is created a city planning commission consisting of seven members who shall be selected by the city council pursuant to Chapter 2.08 BMC, as adopted and amended. (Ord. 2818 § 1 (Exh. A), 2012; Ord. 2025 § 5, 1991; Ord. 2020 § 5, 1991; Ord. 1991 § 1, 1990; Ord. 1650 § 1, 1982; Ord. 999 § 1, 1948; Ord. 987 § 1, 1948; Ord. 985 § 1, 1948; prior code § 2-101)

2.56.020 Terms.

The term of office of the seven members appointed by the city council shall be four years. (Ord. 2818 § 1 (Exh. A), 2012; Ord. 2025 § 5, 1991; Ord. 2020 § 5, 1991; Ord. 1650 § 1, 1982; Ord. 999 § 1, 1948; prior code § 2-102)

2.56.030 Residency.

Any member appointed to the planning commission shall reside within the city limits for the term of his office. (Ord. 2818 § 1 (Exh. A), 2012; Ord. 1650 § 1, 1982; Ord. 1530 § 1, 1979; prior code § 2-111)

2.56.040 Vacancies – Nonpartisanship – Compensation.

Vacancies shall be filled by majority vote of the council. The members shall be selected without respect to political affiliations and they shall serve without compensation. (Ord. 2818 § 1 (Exh. A), 2012; Ord. 1650 § 1, 1982; Ord. 985 § 1, 1948; prior code § 2-103)

2.56.050 Duties.

The planning commission, as required by this chapter, shall:

A. Hold public hearings and make recommendations to the city council on Type II-CC applications and Type III-CC applications;

B. Hold public hearings and make final decisions on Type II-PC applications;

C. Review all proposed amendments to this chapter and make recommendations to the council;

D. Review and decide on shoreline substantial development permit applications and proposed amendments to the shoreline program, as required in the shoreline management master program. (Ord. 2818 § 1 (Exh. A), 2012; Ord. 1650 § 1, 1982; Ord. 985 § 2, 1948; prior code § 2-104)

2.56.060 Research and fact-finding.

The planning commission may act as the research and fact-finding agency of the municipality. To that end it may make such surveys, analyses, researches and reports as are generally authorized or requested by the council. (Ord. 2818 § 1 (Exh. A), 2012; Ord. 1650 § 1, 1982; Ord. 985 § 3, 1948; prior code § 2-105)

2.56.070 Secretary.

The community development director, or designee, shall serve as secretary for the commission. (Ord. 2818 § 1 (Exh. A), 2012; Ord. 2325 § 1, 1997; Ord. 1650 § 1, 1982; Ord. 985 § 4, 1948; prior code § 2-106)

2.56.080 Quorum – Valid action.

A majority of the membership of the planning commission, not less than four appointed members, shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business. Any action taken by a majority of those present when a meeting of the planning commission is held shall be deemed and taken as the action of the commission. (Ord. 2818 § 1 (Exh. A), 2012; Ord. 1650 § 1, 1982; Ord. 985 § 5, 1948; prior code § 2-107)

2.56.090 Expenditures.

The expenditures of the commission shall be within the amounts appropriated for the commission as approved within the community development services department budget by the city council. (Ord. 2818 § 1 (Exh. A), 2012; Ord. 1650 § 1, 1982; Ord. 985 § 6, 1948; prior code § 2-108)