City of Spokane

Spokane Municipal Code

Title 17G
Chapter 17G.050
Section 17G.050.160

Title 17G Administration and Procedures

Chapter 17G.050 Hearing Examiner

Article II. Procedures

Section 17G.050.160 Testimony

  1. Any person may testify.
  2. All relevant evidence is permitted.
  3. The hearing examiner may take notice of general, technical or scientific facts within his/her knowledge as long as any such noticed facts are included in the record.
  4. The hearing examiner may request persons to testify and request written evidence to obtain necessary information to make a decision. The hearing examiner may request a written comment from, and the participation of, designated representatives of City departments interested in or affected by the proposed use.
  5. The hearing examiner may require testimony to be given under oath or affirmation.
  6. The hearing examiner may impose reasonable limitations on the number of witnesses to be heard and the nature and length of their testimony to avoid repetitious testimony, expedite the proceedings or avoid continuation of the hearing.
  7. No oral or written testimony regarding the substance or merits of an application is allowed after the close of a public hearing record, except as provided for below.

Date Passed: Monday, February 21, 2005

Effective Date: Wednesday, March 30, 2005

ORD C33578 Section 3