Division V. Administration

Chapter 18.300


18.300.010    Purpose.

18.300.020    Administration and interpretation.

18.300.030    Conflict of provisions.

18.300.040    Severability.

18.300.050    Power to correct errors or clarify.

18.300.010 Purpose.

The purpose of this chapter is to set forth the provisions for the administration and interpretation of this title. (Ord. 2013-04 § 2 (Exh. A (part)), 2013)

18.300.020 Administration and interpretation.

The planning director shall be responsible for the administration and interpretation of this title.

A.    The planning director shall review and resolve any questions involving the proper interpretation or application of the provisions of this title and other city plans, codes, regulations and standards related to project permits that may be requested by any property owner, tenant, government officer, department, board, council or commission affected. The director’s decision shall be in keeping with the spirit and intent of this title and of the comprehensive plan.

B.    A record shall be kept of all written interpretations and rulings made by the planning director, hearing examiner, and city council; such decisions shall be used for future administration and, when appropriate, added to this code through an appropriate amendment.

C.    When interpreting and applying the regulations of this code, its provisions shall be the minimum requirements, unless otherwise stated.

D.    At the written request of an applicant or property owner setting forth a valid reason, the planning director may authorize a variation of up to ten percent of any numerical standard. The director’s response, including findings for granting the variation, shall be in writing and kept on permanent file. (Ord. 2013-04 § 2 (Exh. A (part)), 2013: Ord. 2007-56 § 12 (part), 2007: Ord. 2003-10 § 1 (Exh. A, I(D), VIII(A)), 2003. Formerly 18.04.040, 18.84.010)

18.300.030 Conflict of provisions.

Should a conflict occur between the provisions of this title or between this title and the laws, regulations, codes or rules promulgated by other authority having jurisdiction within the city, the most restrictive requirement shall be applied, except when constrained by federal or state law, or where specifically provided otherwise in this title. (Ord. 2013-04 § 2 (Exh. A (part)), 2013)

18.300.040 Severability.

If any provision of this title or its application to any person or circumstance is held invalid, the remainder of the title, or the application of the provision to other persons or circumstances, is not affected, and to this end the provisions of this code are declared to be severable. (Ord. 2013-04 § 2 (Exh. A (part)), 2013: Ord. 2007-43 § 26, 2007. Formerly 18.01.010)

18.300.050 Power to correct errors or clarify.

A.    The planning director may at any time amend an administrative decision to correct ministerial errors clearly identifiable from the public record.

B.    The planning director may at any time clarify a statement in a written administrative decision as long as the clarification does not alter the intent or effect of the decision. (Ord. 2013-04 § 2 (Exh. A (part)), 2013)