Chapter 2.12
PLANNING COMMISSION

Sections:

2.12.010    Planning Commission created.

2.12.020    Membership.

2.12.030    Meetings.

2.12.040    Duties and responsibilities.

2.12.010 Planning Commission created.

There is hereby created a Planning Commission consisting of seven members to provide guidance and direction to the City Council on Woodinville’s future growth through continued review and improvement to the City’s Comprehensive Plan and related land use documents. (Ord. 55 § 1, 1993)

2.12.020 Membership.

(1) The Planning Commission shall consist of seven members, each of whom shall be appointed for a term of four years. Any member whose term is expiring or has expired may be reappointed for a subsequent four-year term with no break in service required; provided, that each seat must be subject to an open application and Council appointment process prior to each subsequent term after the first two full terms. Terms shall expire on July 1st.

(2) Appointment. Members of the Planning Commission shall be appointed by the City Council. Members of the Planning Commission must reside within the City limits. Planning Commission members shall be selected without respect to political affiliation and shall serve without compensation.

(3) Removal. Members of the Planning Commission may be removed by a majority vote of the entire City Council for neglect of duty, conflict of interest, malfeasance in office or other just cause, or for unexcused absence for more than three consecutive regular meetings. The decision of the City Council shall be final and there shall be no appeal therefrom.

(4) Vacancies. Vacancies occurring other than through the expiration of term shall be filled for the unexpired term in the same manner as for appointments as provided in this chapter. (Ord. 682 § 1, 2019; Ord. 320 § 1, 2002; Ord. 184 § 1, 1997; Ord. 85 § 1, 1994; Ord. 55 § 2, 1993)

2.12.030 Meetings.

(1) The Planning Commission shall elect from among its members a chair who shall preside at all meetings and a vice chair who shall preside in the absence of the chair. A majority of the Planning

Commission members shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business and a majority vote of those present shall be necessary to carry any motion.

(2) The Planning Commission shall adopt such rules and regulations as are necessary for the conduct of its business. (Ord. 55 § 3, 1993)

2.12.040 Duties and responsibilities.

The Planning Commission shall be an advisory body to the City Council responsible for providing guidance and direction for Woodinville’s future growth. Duties of the Planning Commission shall include:

(1) Review and recommendations relating to the City of Woodinville’s comprehensive land use plan.

(2) Review and recommend approval of changes to the official zoning map and the zoning code.

(3) Such other and further duties as assigned by the City Council. (Ord. 55 § 4, 1993)