Chapter 21.20
CODE AMENDMENTS

Sections:

21.20.100    Scope.

21.20.200    Purpose.

21.20.300    Who may initiate.

21.20.400    Applicable procedure.

21.20.500    Decision criteria.

21.20.100 Scope.

This chapter establishes the procedure and criteria that the city will use in deciding upon an amendment to the text of the zoning code. (Ord. 2441 § 6, 2003; Ord. 2020 § 10, 1994)

21.20.200 Purpose.

An amendment to the text of the city zoning code is a mechanism by which the city may bring its land use and development regulations into consistency with the comprehensive plan or respond to changing conditions or needs of the city. (Ord. 2441 § 6, 2003; Ord. 2020 § 10, 1994)

21.20.300 Who may initiate.

The city council, the planning commission or the development and business services director with the concurrence of either body may initiate an amendment to the text of the zoning code. (Ord. 3399 § 2 (Exh. A), 2021; Ord. 2441 § 6, 2003; Ord. 2020 § 10, 1994; Ord. 1358 § 1, 1983; Ord. 1348 § 7, 1983; Ord. 1151 § 1, 1980; Ord. 953 § 1, 1978)

21.20.400 Applicable procedure.

The city will process an amendment to the text of the zoning code using Process IV, LMC 1.35.400 et seq. (Ord. 2441 § 6, 2003; Ord. 2020 § 10, 1994)

21.20.500 Decision criteria.

The city may approve or approve with modifications a proposal to amend the text of the zoning code if:

A. The amendment is consistent with the comprehensive plan; and

B. The amendment is substantially related to the public health, safety or welfare; and

C. The amendment is not contrary to the best interest of the citizens and property owners of the city of Lynnwood. (Ord. 2441 § 6, 2003; Ord. 2020 § 10, 1994)