Chapter 2.74


2.74.010    Department created – Director’s appointment.

2.74.020    Department subdivisions designated.

2.74.030    Director’s duties designated.

2.74.010 Department created – Director’s appointment.

There is created and established within the city a community development department. The head of the department of community development shall have the title of community development director and shall be appointed by the city manager. The community development director, under the provisions of this section, shall serve for an indefinite term at the pleasure of the city manager. (Ord. 1871 § 1 (Exh. A), 2019; Ord. 1583 § 1 (Exh. A), 2007; Ord. 1487 § 1(4), 2004; Ord. 1193 § 1 (Exh. A), 1996)

2.74.020 Department subdivisions designated.

The department of community development shall consist of the following sections, or as may be amended from time to time by the director:

(1) Planning;

(2) Building;

(3) Code enforcement;

(4) Subdivision inspection. (Ord. 1871 § 1 (Exh. A), 2019; Ord. 1605 § 1 (Exh. A), 2008; Ord. 1583 § 1 (Exh. A), 2007; Ord. 1193 § 1 (Exh. A), 1996)

2.74.030 Director’s duties designated.

The community development director, in addition to such duties as may be prescribed from time to time by the city manager, shall manage and administer the city’s environmental regulations, including the shorelines, wetlands, floodplain, and other sensitive lands ordinances; shall be the city’s official shoreline administrator and SEPA official; administer the city’s subdivision and short plat rules and regulations; administer the city’s zoning ordinance, including such things as planned unit developments, preapplication reviews, site plan approvals, improvements and enforcement; manage and maintain the city comprehensive plan in accordance with the goals and policies of the city and with the laws of the city and state of Washington; keep and maintain such maps as related to environmental, subdivision and zoning ordinances together with the comprehensive plan; provide technical planning and environmental assistance to other departments of the city; provide staff support to the planning commission and city council on matters related to the department of community development; supervise the activities of the building and code enforcement sections; and prepare budgets and personnel recommendations relating to the department of community development. (Ord. 1871 § 1 (Exh. A), 2019; Ord. 1583 § 1 (Exh. A), 2007; Ord. 1193 § 1 (Exh. A), 1996)