Chapter 2.34


2.34.010    Department created.

2.34.020    Director – Appointment.

2.34.030    Director – Duties.

*    Code reviser’s note: Ordinance 3169 repealed and reenacted this chapter. Prior to its repeal and reenactment, the chapter concerned the director of the development services department and was based on the provisions of Ords. 2160, 2427, 2677, 2890 and 2892.

2.34.010 Department created.

The department of development services is created and established. (Ord. 3169 § 8 (Exh. F), 2017).

2.34.020 Director – Appointment.

The development services director shall be appointed by the city manager. The development services director shall serve at the pleasure of the city manager. The person so appointed shall possess a degree in urban planning, architecture, civil engineering or equivalent experience, and shall have at least five years of experience in planning, urban design, building supervision, public administration or allied fields. The development services director shall be directly responsible to the city manager for carrying out the duties described in this chapter. The compensation to be paid to the development services director shall be fixed by the city council in the annual budget. (Ord. 3169 § 8 (Exh. F), 2017).

2.34.030 Director – Duties.

The duties of the development services director shall be as follows:

A. Administer and enforce provisions of the following codes relating to the issuance of permits and approvals:

1. Streets and Sidewalk Code (PTMC Title 12);

2. Water, Sewer, and Stormwater Code (PTMC Title 13);

3. Building Code (Chapter 16.04 PTMC);

4. Zoning Code (PTMC Title 17);

5. Land Division Code (PTMC Title 18);

6. Environmental Protection Code (PTMC Title 19).

With reference to land use permits and approvals that involve provisions of the Streets and Sidewalk Code (PTMC Title 12) and Water, Sewer, and Stormwater Code (PTMC Title 13), the director shall, before issuing permits, consult with the public works director, who shall have final authority over that portion of any permit relating to Streets and Sidewalk Code (PTMC Title 12) and Water, Sewer, and Stormwater Code (PTMC Title 13);

B. Conduct research and prepare reports to the city manager, hearing examiner, city council, planning commission, and citizens concerning land use development projects, as provided in Chapter 20.01 PTMC, and all priority projects and issues identified by the city manager;

C. Assist development proponents to achieve project goals in conformance with applicable regulations and in support of city plans and goals;

D. Coordinate project, program, contractual and capital facility permit and construction activities with other city departments and public agencies;

E. Administer city land use and environmental protection ordinances, the shoreline master program and the National Flood Hazard Insurance Program;

F. Appoint the city building official pursuant to Ordinance 2867 (2004), as amended, together with PTMC Title 16, as amended;

G. Prepare budget recommendations and monitor expenditures;

H. Assist in preparation of ordinances, resolutions, contracts, agreements, covenants and other legal documents related to community development and administration and enforcement of city ordinances;

I. Seek grants and donations in support of the efficient permit administration;

J. Represent the city under direction of the city manager;

K. Such other duties as may be assigned by the city manager. (Ord. 3169 § 8 (Exh. F), 2017).