City of Spokane

Spokane Municipal Code

Title 17G
Chapter 17G.050
Section 17G.050.120

Title 17G Administration and Procedures

Chapter 17G.050 Hearing Examiner

Article II. Procedures

Section 17G.050.120 Joint Public Hearings
  1. Hearing Examiner’s Decision to Hold Joint Public Hearing.

The hearing examiner may combine any public hearing on a project permit application with any hearing that may be held by another local, state, regional, federal or other agency, on a proposed action, as long as the requirements of subsection (C) of this section are met.

  1. Applicant’s Request for a Joint Hearing.

The applicant may request that the public hearing on a permit application be combined with other applications as long as the joint hearing can be held within the time periods set forth in chapter 17G.060 SMC. In the alternative, the applicant may agree to a particular schedule if additional time is needed in order to complete the hearings.

  1. Prerequisites to Joint Public Hearing.

A joint public hearing may be held with another local, state, regional, federal or other agency and the City as long as:

    1. the other agency is not expressly prohibited by statute from doing so;
    1. sufficient notice of the hearing is given to meet each of the agencies’ adopted notice requirements as set forth in the statute, ordinance or rule;
    1. the agency has received the necessary information about the proposed project from the applicant in enough time to hold its hearing at the same time as the City’s hearing.
  1. Joint Public Hearing Procedures.

The hearing examiner and another agency can mutually agree to procedures for holding a joint hearing.

Date Passed: Monday, February 21, 2005

Effective Date: Wednesday, March 30, 2005

ORD C33578 Section 3