Chapter 19.55
PROCESS I – DIRECTOR’S APPROVAL

Sections:

19.55.010    Process I generally.

19.55.020    Purpose of review.

19.55.040    Director’s administrative decision and notice.

19.55.050    Appeals.

19.55.010 Process I generally.

Various places in the Code indicate that certain developments, activities, or uses are permitted only if approved using process I. This chapter describes process I. Any process I application not categorically exempt from the State Environmental Policy Act, Chapter 43.21C RCW, shall be reviewed pursuant to process III of this title. Under process I, the director is authorized to make administrative decisions based on certain criteria as set forth in this chapter or title. Any appeals of the director’s decision will be decided by the hearing examiner after a public hearing.

(Ord. No. 09-594, § 35, 1-6-09; Ord. No. 07-573, § 11, 12-4-07; Ord. No. 00-375, § 10, 10-3-00; Ord. No. 97-291, § 3, 4-1-97. Code 2001 § 22-351.)

19.55.020 Purpose of review.

Process I has the following purposes:

(1) To review a proposal for compliance with the provisions of this title and all other applicable law.

(2) To ensure that the health, safety, and welfare of the citizens of the city is preserved.

(3) To provide an expedient and reasonable land use review process for administrative decisions and interpretations of this title.

(Ord. No. 09-594, § 36, 1-6-09; Ord. No. 00-375, § 10, 10-3-00; Ord. No. 97-291, § 3, 4-1-97. Code 2001 § 22-352.)

19.55.040 Director’s administrative decision and notice.

The director shall mail in a timely manner a copy of his or her decision to the applicant, any person who submitted comments on the application, and any person who requested a copy. No other notice is required.

(Ord. No. 09-594, § 38, 1-6-09; Ord. No. 07-573, § 13, 12-4-07; Ord. No. 00-375, § 10, 10-3-00; Ord. No. 97-291, § 3, 4-1-97. Formerly 22-4. Code 2001 § 22-354.)

19.55.050 Appeals.

(1) Who may appeal. A decision of the director under this process may be appealed by the applicant, any person who submitted written comments or information, any person who has specifically requested a copy of the decision, or the city.

(2) How and when to appeal. A written notice of appeal must be delivered to the department within 14 calendar days after issuance of the decision of the director. The appeal must be accompanied by cash or a check, payable to the city of Federal Way, in the amount of the fee as established by the city. The notice of appeal must contain:

(a) A statement identifying the decision being appealed, along with a copy of the decision;

(b) A statement of the alleged errors in the director’s decision, including identification of specific factual findings and conclusions of the director disputed by the person filing the appeal; and

(c) The appellant’s name, address, telephone number and fax number, and any other information to facilitate communications with the appellant.

(3) Appeal process. Appeals are governed by process IV.

(Ord. No. 09-594, § 39, 1-6-09; Ord. No. 07-573, § 14, 12-4-07; Ord. No. 01-399, § 3, 8-7-01; Ord. No. 00-375, § 10, 10-3-00; Ord. No. 97-291, § 3, 4-1-97. Formerly 22-5. Code 2001 § 22-355.)