Chapter 2.30


2.30.010    Purpose.

2.30.020    Membership.

2.30.030    Powers and duties.

2.30.040    Procedure.

2.30.010 Purpose.

The purpose of the planning commission shall be to exercise, on behalf of the city, those powers conferred on planning agencies by Chapter 35A.63 RCW. (Ord. 2367 § 3, 2007; Ord. 1960 § 3, 1998).

2.30.020 Membership.

A. The planning commission shall consist of seven members appointed by the mayor and confirmed by the council. The term shall be four years, except that appointments to fill any unexpired term shall be for the duration of said unexpired term.

B. The planning commission shall consist of citizens who understand the benefits of planning and zoning. All shall reside in the parks and recreation service area and a majority shall reside in the city.

C. The mayor, with confirmation of the council, may remove members for misconduct, neglect of duty, or nonattendance at meetings.

D. Members shall serve without compensation. (Ord. 2367 § 3, 2007; Ord. 1960 § 3, 1998).

2.30.030 Powers and duties.

The planning commission shall perform the following duties as provided in EMC Title 15:

A. Provide recommendations to the council on amendments to the comprehensive plan or to the Enumclaw development regulations (EMC Titles 15 through 19);

B. Provide recommendations on other planning-related matters as requested by the council. (Ord. 2367 § 3, 2007; Ord. 1960 § 3, 1998).

2.30.040 Procedure.

A. The planning commission shall elect a chairman, and shall conform to the Open Public Meetings Act and the Appearance of Fairness Doctrine.

B. Four members shall constitute a quorum. Official action shall require a majority of those present.

C. The planning commission may adopt bylaws augmenting these procedural rules.

D. The administrator of development regulations shall provide administrative support, including the taking of minutes. (Ord. 2367 § 3, 2007; Ord. 1960 § 3, 1998).


Prior legislation: 1958 Code §§ 1.44.010 – 1.44.070.