Chapter 2.29
PLANNING COMMISSION

Sections:

2.29.010    Created.

2.29.020    Powers and duties.

2.29.030    Membership appointment – Term.

2.29.031    Residency requirements.

2.29.040    Submission of ordinances for recommendation.

2.29.050    Number required for action.

2.29.060    Promotional duties.

2.29.010 Created.

There is hereby established a planning commission of the city of Lynnwood, composed of seven members as hereinafter provided. (Ord. 3410 § 3, 2021; Ord. 3150 § 5, 2015; Ord. 2121 § 5, 1997; Ord. 10 § 1, 1959; Ord. 60 § 2, 1960)

2.29.020 Powers and duties.

The planning commission shall have all of the powers and perform each and all of the duties specified by Chapter 35A.63 RCW, together with any other duties or authority which may hereafter be conferred upon them by the laws of the state of Washington. The performance of such duties and the exercise of such authority shall be subject to each and all the limitations expressed in such legislative enactment or enactments. (Ord. 3410 § 3, 2021; Ord. 3150 § 5, 2015; Ord. 2121 § 5, 1997; Ord. 60 § 2, 1960)

2.29.030 Membership appointment – Term.

Members of the commission shall be appointed to a position for a term of four years (or for fulfillment of an unexpired term); the appointees shall serve for terms as follows:

Position No. 1: Ending December 31, 2024

Position No. 2: Ending December 31, 2024

Position No. 3: Ending December 31, 2021

Position No. 4: Ending December 31, 2022

Position No. 5: Ending December 31, 2023

Position No. 6: Ending December 31, 2023

Position No. 7: Ending December 31, 2024

The members shall be selected without respect to political affiliations. A commissioner position shall automatically become vacant if the commissioner fails to attend six regular meetings in a 12-month period. (Ord. 3410 § 3, 2021; Ord. 3244 § 1, 2017; Ord. 3150 § 5, 2015; Ord. 2121 § 5, 1997; Ord. 60 § 2, 1960; Ord. 10 § 1, 1959)

2.29.031 Residency requirements.

Each member of the planning commission shall be a resident of the city of Lynnwood. (Ord. 3410 § 3, 2021)

2.29.040 Submission of ordinances for recommendation.

The city council may refer to the planning commission, for its recommendation and report, any ordinance, resolution or other proposal relating to any of the matters and subjects referred to in Chapter 35A.63 RCW, and the commission shall promptly report to the council thereon, making such recommendations and giving such counsel as it may deem proper in the premises. (Ord. 3410 § 3, 2021; Ord. 3150 § 5, 2015; Ord. 2121 § 5, 1997; Ord. 10 § 3, 1959)

2.29.050 Number required for action.

No action which would result in a recommendation to the city council shall be effective unless passed by not less than four members of the planning commission at a public meeting thereof. In the absence of a quorum, the matter at hand may be referred to the city council without recommendation. (Ord. 3410 § 3, 2021; Ord. 3150 § 5, 2015; Ord. 2036 § 9, 1995; Ord. 545 § 1, 1970; Ord. 10 § 5, 1959)

2.29.060 Promotional duties.

The commission shall obtain and promote an understanding of and an interest in comprehensive planning for the city. The commission shall include in its studies and recommendations, from time to time, those areas outside the boundaries of the municipality which are included in the city’s municipal urban growth area or otherwise being considered for annexation; or which have, or may have, an environmental influence on the general welfare of the city. Extraterritorial planning shall be done to promote an adequate county planning program, to estimate future municipal service requirements, to encourage orderly land use and development, and to cooperate in fact finding and reporting, relative to regional planning and local integration on behalf of the city.

The commission shall be responsible for the conduct of neighborhood and community hearings regarding its studies, recommendations, and proposals, and shall have the responsibility of promoting satisfactory public relations as a group and individually, upon which the city council in public policy matters can rely. Such relations shall be of both a formal and informal nature, i.e., official hearings as well as informational fact-finding discussions.

Plans, reports, administrative matters, and recommendations of the planning commission shall be submitted by resolution or report directly to the city council by such commission.

A comprehensive, long-range and annual work program of the planning commission is hereby authorized, which authorization shall include a review by the commission of all major public improvements. (Ord. 3410 § 3, 2021; Ord. 3150 § 5, 2015; Ord. 2121 § 5, 1997; Ord. 60 § 3, 1960)