Chapter 19.04


19.04.010    Purpose.

19.04.020    Definitions.

19.04.030    Responsibility of planning commission.

19.04.040    On file.

19.04.010 Purpose.

All regulations worked out pursuant to and in furtherance of the comprehensive plan shall be generally designed, among other things, to encourage the most appropriate use of land; to provide connectivity; to lessen traffic congestion and accidents; to secure safety from fires; to provide adequate light and air; to prevent overcrowding of land; to avoid undue concentration of population; to promote a coordinated development of unbuilt areas; to encourage the formation of neighborhood or community units; to secure and appropriate allotment of land areas in new developments for all the requirements of community life; to conserve and restore natural beauty and other natural resources; and to facilitate the adequate provision of transportation, water, sewerage, and other public uses and requirements listed in RCW 35.63.090.

Research by the planning commission through extensive public outreach defined goals for the implementation of this chapter which include: citizen participation; preservation of small-town character; pedestrian friendliness; conservation and restoration of natural beauty and other natural resources; provision of safe, connected open space, parks, recreation areas and trails; provision of a variety of housing types with flexible lot sizes and a range of housing prices; and the inclusion of interesting and attractive design. (Ord. 22-08 § 1 (Exh. A), 2008; Ord. 22-05 § 1, 2005; Ord. 729 § 7, 1967).

19.04.020 Definitions.

(1) “Comprehensive plan” is the most recently adopted City of Buckley Comprehensive Plan. The comprehensive plan includes all subsequent annual amendments.

(2) The “planning commission” is the commission established by the city council by proper ordinance and known as the Buckley planning commission. (Ord. 02-22 § 4, 2022; Ord. 22-08 § 1 (Exh. A), 2008; Ord. 22-05 § 1, 2005; Ord. 729 § 1, 1967).

19.04.030 Responsibility of planning commission.

As directed by the city council the planning commission shall be responsible for maintaining the comprehensive plan and preparing necessary social, economic, and physical studies prerequisite to the preparation of reports and the recommendation of amendments related thereto, and of making these reports and recommendations known to the city council, from time to time. (Ord. 22-08 § 1 (Exh. A), 2008; Ord. 22-05 § 1, 2005; Ord. 729 § 4, 1967. Formerly 19.04.050).

19.04.040 On file.

A copy of the comprehensive plan shall be kept in a conspicuous place in the offices of the city clerk, planning director, and city engineer. One copy, duly certified as a true copy, shall be filed by the city clerk. (Ord. 06-15 § 31, 2015; Ord. 22-08 § 1 (Exh. A), 2008; Ord. 22-05 § 1, 2005; Ord. 729 § 5, 1967. Formerly 19.04.060).