City of Spokane

Spokane Municipal Code

Title 17G
Chapter 17G.050
Section 17G.050.330

Title 17G Administration and Procedures

Chapter 17G.050 Hearing Examiner

Article III. Appeal

Section 17G.050.330 Timing of Appeals to the City Council
  1. Within two days of receiving all required appeal and transcript deposit fees, the planning and economic development services department forwards the appeal to the hearing examiner. Within fourteen days of receiving the appeal and all fees, the hearing examiner causes a written verbatim transcript, or such portion of the transcript as the hearing examiner, the appellant and the proponent, if different from the appellant, can agree upon, to be prepared. Following the preparation of the transcript the hearing examiner notifies the appellant of any balance due on the cost of preparing the transcript. The appellant shall pay the balance due within five days of the date of the notice. If the balance due is not paid, the appeal may be dismissed by the hearing examiner. Upon receipt of the balance due, the hearing examiner forwards a copy of the appeal with the record of the hearing to the city council with a request that a date for consideration be set. Copies of the record, to the extent practicable, are furnished to all members of the council, to the appellant and to the applicant if different from the appellant.
  1. At the next regular meeting of the city council following receipt of the record from the hearing examiner, the council schedules the appeal for consideration so that the appeal will be considered within thirty-five days from the filing of the record.
  2. Notice of the meeting at which the council is to set a date for consideration of the appeal need not be given. A party may speak to the matter of setting a consideration date either in person at the meeting or by filing a letter with the city clerk prior to the meeting.
  3. The city clerk gives notice of the date, time and place of the council’s consideration of the appeal to all parties of record.

Date Passed: Monday, February 21, 2005

Effective Date: Wednesday, March 30, 2005

ORD C33578 Section 3