Chapter 3.32


3.32.010    Planning agency identified.

3.32.015    Membership—Appointment—Compensation—Removal.

3.32.020    Powers and duties.

3.32.030    Repealed.

3.32.010 Planning agency identified.

The planning agency (Chapter 35A.63 RCW) for the city shall be composed of the following:

(1)    Planning, administration and enforcement are functions of the planning and building department, including those persons within said department identified and defined in Ordinance 2740 (the Kirkland Zoning Code) as the planning director, the planning official, and the environmental coordinator, and shall have general administrative responsibility for planning, administration, and enforcement;

(2)    The Kirkland hearing examiner, whose jurisdiction and authority are established in Chapter 3.34 of the Kirkland Municipal Code;

(3)    The Kirkland planning commission, whose membership, powers and duties shall be as set forth in Sections 3.32.015 and 3.32.020. (Ord. 4491 § 3 (part), 2015; Ord. 3065 § 1, 1987)

3.32.015 Membership—Appointment—Compensation—Removal.

The planning commission of the city shall be composed of seven members, appointed by majority vote of the city council, without regard to political affiliation from among the residents of the city. The members of the planning commission shall serve without compensation. A commissioner shall be appointed to a four-year term. A commissioner will be expected to attend no less than eighty percent of all meetings in any twelve-month period for which there is no prearranged absence. City council may waive the eighty percent attendance requirement; however, no less than sixty percent of all meetings shall be attended. A commissioner may be removed by majority vote of the city council. Vacancies shall be filled for the remainder of the unexpired terms. (Ord. 3511 § 5, 1995: Ord. 3178 § 1, 1989: Ord. 3065 § 2, 1987)

3.32.020 Powers and duties.

The planning commission shall be the principal planning advisory board for all matters relating to land use, comprehensive planning and zoning. Unless the city council assigns otherwise, all public hearings required by Chapter 35A.63 RCW to be held in the course of the adoption or amendment of the text of the Zoning Code, adoption or amendment of the zoning map, or adoption or amendment of regulations for the subdivision of land, shall be held by the planning commission.

The planning commission shall perform such other advisory functions (including hearings on certain land use permit applications) as shall be assigned to it by the provisions of Ordinance 2740 (the Zoning Code) or as may be from time to time directed by resolution or motion of the city council. (Ord. 3613 § 1, 1997: Ord. 3065 § 3, 1987)

3.32.030 Communication with community council.

Repealed by Ord. 4812. (Ord. 2002 § 3, 1968)