Appointment to the office of Hearing Examiner is made by the Mayor, subject to confirmation by a majority of the members of the City Council. The Hearing Examiner is appointed for a term of 1 year and can be reappointed for succeeding 1 year terms. For more information on the Hearing Examiner, please contact the Community Development Department at 360-825-3593.
The office of Hearing Examiner is an independent office of the city for the conduct of hearings on land use matters involving the interests of the city and its citizens over which jurisdiction from time to time is conferred on the Hearing Examiner by ordinance. Applications heard by the Hearing Examiner include Preliminary Plats, Variances, Conditional Use Permits, Administrative Appeals and Code Enforcement actions. The specific applications and appeals under the Hearing Examiner’s jurisdiction are listed in EMC 15.13.090.