Chapter 2.23
COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR

Sections:

2.23.010    Position created.

2.23.020    Scope of authority.

2.23.030    General powers and duties.

2.23.010 Position created.

There is created the office of Community Development Director, which shall be filled by appointment of the Mayor, subject to confirmation by the City Council, to serve at the pleasure of the Mayor and at the discretion of the Mayor. The City at its discretion may specify additional terms and conditions of employment in a written agreement executed by the Mayor and approved by the City Council. (Ord. 2178 § 1 (Att. 1), 2021; Ord. 1725 § 1, 2012)

2.23.020 Scope of authority.

Under the direction and authority of the Mayor and City Administrator, the Community Development Director shall be responsible for the administration of FMC Titles 14, 15, 16, 17 and 18 and the shoreline master program, and shall have the authority to act on:

A.    Administrative Interpretations. The Community Development Director is vested with the authority to interpret the meaning of the provisions of FMC Titles 14, 15, 16, 17 and 18 and the shoreline master program as required to reasonably administer said provisions on a day-to-day basis. In addition, any citizen may request a formal interpretation of these code provisions by submitting a written request to the Community Development Director. The Community Development Director shall interpret the meaning or application of the provisions of said titles and issue a written administrative interpretation within 30 days. Formal written requests for code interpretation shall concisely identify the issue and desired interpretation.

B.    Administrative Decisions. Administrative decisions as set forth in Chapter 14.09 FMC, except those noted as requiring approval of the Public Works Director. (Ord. 2178 § 1 (Att. 1), 2021; Ord. 1725 § 1, 2012)

2.23.030 General powers and duties.

A.    Under the direction and authority of the Mayor and the City Administrator, the Community Development Director shall act and may be referred to in the following roles, and shall have the powers and duties assigned to each. The title “Community Development Director” shall include the following titles, unless otherwise stated or hereinafter amended:

1.    Planning Director;

2.    Building Official, if designated by the Mayor or City Administrator;

3.    SEPA Official;

4.    Shoreline Administrator;

5.    Zoning Administrator;

6.    Subdivision Administrator;

7.    Code Enforcement Officer;

8.    Critical Areas Administrator.

B.    Provide information and advice to the Mayor, City Administrator, Planning Commission, City Council, other public officials and the public on the operations and administration of the roles assigned to him/her.

C.    Perform such other duties as the Mayor and City Administrator may determine by ordinance or resolution. (Ord. 2178 § 1 (Att. 1), 2021; Ord. 1725 § 1, 2012)