Chapter 2.23
DEVELOPMENT AND BUSINESS SERVICES1

Sections:

2.23.010    Purpose – Development and business services department.

2.23.020    Development and business services director – Defined.

2.23.030    Duties of the development and business services department.

2.23.100    Explanation of fees and charges.

2.23.120    Repealed.

2.23.140    Repealed.

2.23.010 Purpose – Development and business services department.

The development and business services department is responsible for the city’s current and long-range planning, maintaining and enforcing the zoning, business licensing, subdivision, environmental review, building and related construction codes and code enforcement (nuisance) sections of Lynn-wood Municipal Code, as well as programs and activities to support economic development and tourism. The department manages the city’s permit center function and supports the activities of the hearing examiner, planning commission, tourism advisory committee, and the Lynnwood public facilities district. (Ord. 3381 § 1, 2020; Ord. 3257 § 2, 2017)

2.23.020 Development and business services director – Defined.

The development and business services director is the head of the development and business services department. The term “development and business services director” includes the director’s authorized representative or any representative authorized by the mayor. (Ord. 3381 § 1, 2020; Ord. 3257 § 2, 2017)

2.23.030 Duties of the development and business services department.

The development and business services department shall supervise and control the following:

A. Preparation and implementation of the budget for the department;

B. Formulate and recommend comprehensive goals on planning;

C. Ensure compliance with statutory requirements relative to environmental issues;

D. Direct preparation and review of environmental impact statements and technical reports and determine final action on environmental issues;

E. Act as the city’s responsible official for SEPA compliance;

F. Provide staff to support the planning commission and hearing examiner;

G. Coordinate with departments to ensure departmental plans are consistent with the comprehensive plan;

H. Coordinate with departments regarding developer plans to ensure the ability to provide required services to protect the public’s health, safety, and welfare;

I. Represent city on regional issues;

J. Coordinate with other jurisdictions and agencies;

K. Develop and maintain the comprehensive plan, sub-area plans, and economic development plans and policies;

L. Provide lead in annexation issues;

M. Develop and maintain the zoning ordinance;

N. Ensure compliance with the Growth Management Act;

O. Oversee process for new developments and land use applications, and issue decisions as specified in this code;

P. Foster public/private partnerships in commercial areas;

Q. Attract new business and development and support the growth and development needs of existing businesses;

R. Coordinate economic activity with transportation and land use policies;

S. Develop, implement and evaluate an ongoing tourism marketing plan; and

T. To the extent not already required under subsections (A) through (S) of this section, implement the policies and actions stated in Ordinance No. 2320, Section 1, under 2.XX.010, “Economic Development Policies and Actions,” Subparts A through O, passed by the city council on February 21, 2001, and incorporated herein by this reference. A copy of Ordinance No. 2320 shall be kept on file with the office of the city clerk for use and examination by the public. (Ord. 3381 § 1, 2020; Ord. 3257 § 2, 2017)

2.23.100 Explanation of fees and charges.

Costs associated with providing service to the public for application and permit processing and other services will be recovered, in whole or in part, using a combination of fixed fees and hourly charges, and fully recovered as costs are related to consulting fees and public notification requirements. To effect recovery, fees for land use applications and miscellaneous services and fees are established by ordinance and codified as Chapter 3.104 LMC. (Ord. 3381 § 1, 2020; Ord. 3257 § 2, 2017; Ord. 2699 § 7, 2007; Ord. 2588 § 1, 2005; Ord. 2242 § 1, 1999)

2.23.120 Fee schedules.

Repealed by Ord. 2588. (Ord. 2388 § 2, 2001; Ord. 2318 § 14, 2000)

2.23.140 Applications – Deposits/bonds.

Repealed by Ord. 3257. (Ord. 2699 § 8, 2007)


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Code reviser’s note: Ord. 3381, §§ 8 – 11, provides the following interpretative guidelines, which apply throughout this code: (A) “Department of Community Development” shall be interpreted to mean “Department of Development and Business Services”; (B) “Director of the Department of Community Development” or “Community Development Director” shall be interpreted to mean “Director of the Department of Development and Business Services”; (C) “Department of Economic Development” shall be interpreted to mean “Department of Development and Business Services”; and (D) “Director of the Department of Economic Development” or “Economic Development Director” shall be interpreted to mean “Director of the Department of Development and Business Services.”