City of Spokane

Spokane Municipal Code

Title 17D
Chapter 17D.060
Section 17D.060.100

Title 17D City-wide Standards

Chapter 17D.060 Stormwater Facilities

Section 17D.060.100 Appeal

  1. A party may appeal an adverse departmental hearing decision to the City hearing examiner by filing written notice of appeal, together with a non-refundable fifty-dollar filing fee, statement of reasons for the appeal, and any supporting materials, within ten calendar days of the date of issuance of the departmental decision of the designated officer, unless such day be a weekend or City holiday, in which case, it shall be the first City business day thereafter. If the matter being appealed also involves payment of any fees, penalties or other charges, such fees, penalties and any other charges specified must also be paid to the City treasurer as a condition of appeal, with a right of refund if the appeal is sustained. Proof of payment from the City treasurer must accompany the written notice of appeal.
  2. A copy of the appeal documents shall also be served on the officer issuing the appealed decision.
  3. Within fifteen calendar days of receiving a notice of appeal, the hearing examiner shall set a date and time for the hearing that shall not be more than forty-five calendar days from the date of the appeal. The examiner conducts the hearing and issues a written decision. At the hearing, the examiner may consider any further showing by the City of any additional charges or penalties accruing or incurred since the time of the departmental decision. The examiner’s decision is final and may be appealed to Superior Court in Spokane County based on the record of the hearing examiner hearing. It is the responsibility of the appealing party to pay costs in advance for all arrangements with the hearing examiner to prepare and certify the examiner’s record from the hearing.

Date Passed: Monday, March 8, 2010

Effective Date: Sunday, April 11, 2010

ORD C34564 Section 8