City of Spokane

Spokane Municipal Code

Title 17G
Chapter 17G.020
Section 17G.020.026

Title 17G Administration and Procedures

Chapter 17G.020 Comprehensive Plan Amendment Procedure

Section 17G.020.026 Threshold Review Decision Criteria

The City Council may add a proposed amendment to the Annual Comprehensive Plan Amendment Work Program if the following criteria have been met

  1. The proposed amendment presents a matter appropriately addressed through the comprehensive plan; and

  2. The proposed amendment does not raise policy or land use issues that are more appropriately addressed by an ongoing work program approved by the City Council or by a neighborhood or subarea planning process; and

  3. The proposed amendment can be reasonably reviewed within the resources and time frame of the Annual Comprehensive Plan Amendment Work Program; and

  4. When expansion of the geographic scope of an amendment proposal is being considered, shared characteristics with nearby, similarly situated property have been identified and the expansion is the minimum necessary to include properties with those shared characteristics; and

  5. The proposed amendment is consistent with current general policies in the comprehensive plan for site-specific amendment proposals. The proposed amendment must also be consistent with policy implementation in the Countywide Planning Policies, the GMA, or other state or federal law, and the Washington Administrative Code; and

  6. The proposed amendment is not the same as or substantially similar to a proposal that was considered in the previous year’s threshold review process, but was not included in the Annual Comprehensive Plan Amendment Work Program, unless additional supporting information has been generated; or

  7. State law required, or a decision of a court or administrative agency has directed such a change.

Date Passed: Monday, August 21, 2017

Effective Date: Saturday, October 7, 2017

ORD C35536 Section 4