Chapter 2.24


2.24.010    Agency authorized.

2.24.020    Powers and authority.

2.24.030    Recommendations on proposed legislation.

2.24.040    Approval of plats.

2.24.050    Secretary.

2.24.060    Appointment.

2.24.070    Citizen advisory board.

2.24.080    Planning commission replaced.

2.24.010 Agency authorized.

The city is authorized by RCW 35A.63.140, as now enacted or hereafter amended, to accomplish the duties and responsibilities of Chapter 35A.63 RCW by means of a planning agency. (Ord. 1043 § 1, 2006).

2.24.020 Powers and authority.

The planning agency shall have all of the powers and perform the duties specified by Chapter 35A.63 RCW, except as modified in this code, together with any other duties or authority which may hereafter be conferred upon it by law, the performance of such duties and the exercise of such authority to be subject to such and all the limitations expressed in each legislative enactment or enactments. (Ord. 1043 § 1, 2006).

2.24.030 Recommendations on proposed legislation.

The city council may refer to the agency 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 agency shall promptly report to the council thereon, making such recommendation and giving such counsel as it may deem proper in the premises. (Ord. 1043 § 1, 2006).

2.24.040 Approval of plats.

All plats or plans of subdivision of land within the city or proposed additions, as well as dedications of streets, alleys, and other public spaces, shall be submitted to the agency as provided in Chapter 58.17 RCW. (Ord. 1043 § 1, 2006).

2.24.050 Secretary.

The mayor shall designate a member of the paid staff of the city to serve as secretary, any person so designated by the mayor to serve without additional compensation. (Ord. 1043 § 1, 2006).

2.24.060 Appointment.

The mayor shall select a qualified person to perform the functions of the planning authority as set forth in law. Such person shall be appointed and removed pursuant to Chapter 2.10 SLMC. If authorized by the council, the city may enter into a contract with the person selected and approved as provided for herein. (Ord. 1144 § 1, 2011; Ord. 1043 § 1, 2006).

2.24.070 Citizen advisory board.

A. The mayor, with the consent of the council, shall appoint a citizen advisory board to be composed of no more than five persons over the age of eighteen years who reside within the city, own property within the city, reside within one mile of the city limits, or reside within the city’s urban growth area as defined in RCW 36.70A.100.

B. The members of the citizen advisory board shall serve four-year terms. Positions one, three and five shall serve from their appointment through December 31, 2007. The odd-numbered position terms shall then commence on January 1, 2008, and every four years thereafter. Positions two and four shall serve from their appointment through December 31, 2009. The even-numbered position terms shall then commence on January 1, 2010, and every four years thereafter.

C. The citizen advisory board shall meet monthly in conjunction with the meetings of the planning agency, or so often as the planning agency shall have business in which they may participate. It shall be the function of the citizen advisory board to provide comment and recommendations to the planning agency in the course of the agency’s review of matters submitted to it by city code, state law or the city council action. In the event the citizen advisory board shall by a majority vote disagree with the recommendation or proposal the planning agency shall forward to the city council, the citizen advisory board may submit its own supplemental report or recommendation to the city council. This supplemental report or recommendation shall be advisory only and shall not override or supplant the report or recommendation of the planning agency. (Ord. 1043 § 1, 2006).

2.24.080 Planning commission replaced.

All references in this code to the planning commission of the city are replaced with a reference to the planning agency. (Ord. 1101 § 1, 2009).