Hearing Examiner

Hearing Examiner Rules of Procedure


The Hearing Examiner shall:
  • Receive and examine available information
  • Conduct open record appeal hearings or open record public hearings
  • Prepare a record thereof
  • Enter findings of fact and conclusions based upon these facts, which conclusions shall represent the final action on the application, unless appealed further to superior court, as specified in this section
Hearing Examiner Rules of Procedure (PDF)

Appeal Hearings


Open record appeal hearings on the following applications and / or administrative decisions:
  • Accessory Apartment
  • Additional Animals
  • Administrative land use determinations
  • Business license denials & revocations
  • Comparable Use
  • Conditional Use Permit
  • Home Occupation
  • Lot Line Adjustment
  • Manufactured Housing In-fill
  • Parcel Combination
  • SEPA determinations
  • Short Plat
  • Sign permit
  • Site Plan Approval

Open Record Hearings


Open record public hearings on the following applications:
  • Planned Development Permits
  • Preliminary Plats
  • Shoreline Permits
  • Variance
  • Other matters as may be designated by the Council

Open Record Hearings

  1. July 11, 2016 Hearing Examiner Agenda (PDF)
  2. July 11, 2016 Hearing Examiner Exhibits - Part 1 (PDF)
  3. July 11, 2016 Hearing Examiner Exhibits - Part 2 (PDF)
  4. July 11, 2016 Hearing Examiner Staff Report (PDF)
  5. March 13, 2017 Hearing Examiner Meeting Packet
  6. April 10, 2017 Hearing Examiner Meeting Packet (Agenda revised)
  7. May 8, 2017 Hearing Examiner Meeting Packet
  8. July 10, 2017 Hearing Examiner Meeting Packet
  9. August 14, 2017 Agenda Cancellation
  10. September 11, 2017 Agenda Cancellation
  11. October 9, 2017 Agenda Cancellation
  12. November 13, 2017 Agenda Cancellation
  13. December 11, 2017 Hearing Examiner Meeting Packet
  14. February 12, 2018 - REVISED - Hearing Examiner Meeting Packet
  15. March 12, 2018 Hearing Examiner Meeting Agenda Packet
  16. April 9, 2018 Hearing Examiner Meeting Agenda - Cancellation
  17. May 14, 2018 Agenda Cancellation
  18. June 11, 2018 Hearing Examiner Meeting Agenda Packet
  19. July 9, 2018 Agenda Cancellation
  20. August 13, 2018 Agenda Cancellation
  21. September 10, 2018 Agenda - Cancellation
  22. December 10, 2018 Hearing Examiner Meeting Agenda Packet
  23. January 14, 2019 Hearing Examiner Meeting Agenda Packet
  24. May 13, 2019 Hearing Examiner Agenda - Cancellation
  25. June 10, 2019 Hearing Examiner Meeting Agenda Packet
  26. July 8, 2019 Hearing Examiner Meeting Agenda - Cancellation
  27. August 12, 2019 Hearing Examiner Meeting Agenda - Cancellation
  28. September 9, 2019 Hearing Examiner Meeting Agenda - Cancellation
  29. October 14, 2019 Hearing Examiner Meeting Agenda - Cancellation
  30. November 4, 2019 Hearing Examiner Meeting Agenda Packet
  31. November 11, 2019 Hearing Examiner Meeting Agenda - Cancellation
  32. December 9, 2019 Hearing Examiner Meeting Agenda-Staff Report
  33. December 9, 2019 Hearing Examiner Meeting Exhibits 2-16_Part1
  34. December 9, 2019 Hearing Examiner Meting - Exhibits 2-16_Part2

Hearing Examiner Decisions

  1. April 11, 2016 Decision - PP 16-01 Sage Crest Phase 5 (PDF)
  2. June 13, 2016 Decision - PP 16-02 Sunrise Ridge (PDF)
  3. March 14, 2016 Decision - PP 15-07 Cedar Village (PDF)
  4. September 22, 2016 Decision - PRD 16-01 & PP 16-03 The Village at Southridge
  5. November 9, 2015 Decision - PP 15-04 The Ridge at Hansen Park
  6. December 12, 2016 Decision - PP 16-04 The Parks Phs 1-2
  7. March 13, 2017 Hearing Examiner Decision - PP 16-05 Meadows at Southridge
  8. April 10, 2017 Hearing Examiner Decision - PP 17-01 Highlandview Heights
  9. May 8, 2017 Hearing Examiner Decision - PP 16-08 Canyon Ranch Phase 9
  10. July 10, 2017 Hearing Examiner Decision - PP 17-02 Irving Square
  11. December 11, 2017 Hearing Examiner Decision - PP 17-05 Apple Valley Phase 3 - 4
  12. February 12, 2018 Hearing Examiner Decision - PP 17-06 PRD 17-02 Lauria Meadows
  13. March 12, 2018 Hearing Examiner Decision - PP 18-01 Vancouver Meadows
  14. March 12, 2018 Hearing Examiner Decision - PP 18-02 Grant Street Development
  15. March 12, 2018 Hearing Examiner AMENDED Decision - PP 18-01 Vancouver Meadows
  16. June 11, 2018 Hearing Examiner Decision - SDP 18-01 Columbia Park Golf Course Clubhouse
  17. December 10, 2018 Hearing Examiner Decision - PP 18-03 Tower Estates
  18. DECISION - PP 18-04 Midtown Village
  19. February 6, 2019 Hearing Examiner AMENDED Decision PP 18-04 Midtown Village
  20. February 11, 2019 Hearing Examiner Decision APPEAL 18-01 of SP 18-13
  21. February 12, 2019 SECOND AMENDED Hearing Examiner Decision PP 18-04 Midtown Village_
  22. February 21, 2019 Hearing Examiner AMENDED Decision APPEAL 18-01 of SP 18-13
  23. June 24, 2019 Hearing Examiner Decision PP 19-02 Terra Vista Heights
  24. November 16, 2019 Hearing Examiner Decision - PVA 19-02 Apple Valley Phase 3-4 (B)
  25. November 21, 2019 Hearing Examiner Decision - Gummow Appeal Case 19000075.doc