Planning Commission

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Established by

Bainbridge Island Municipal Code Chapter 2.14.020


The Planning Commission serves as an advisory body to the City Council, and provides recommendations to the Planning Director, Hearing Examiner and/or the City Council.

The Commission’s role can be to consider legislative, as well as quasi-judicial matters, depending upon the action before it. Pursuant to Chapter 35A.63 RCW, the commission has primary responsibility for preparing, reviewing and updating the Comprehensive Plan.

Scope of Work

The Planning Commission shall:

  • Create the Planning Commission agenda per the Planning Director’s recommendation
  • Participate in the preparation and review of the Comprehensive Plan
  • Report annually to the City Council prior to the start of the budget process
  • Review and make recommendations on all applications for amendments to the Comprehensive Plan, official zoning map and official zoning ordinance
  • Such other advisory duties as may be assigned to it by the City Council or as specified in the Bainbridge Island Municipal Code (BIMC)

Special Qualifications

The Commission shall reflect the diverse perspectives, work experiences, and backgrounds represented in the community. Each Commissioner shall endeavor to understand and agree to uphold the Comprehensive Plan.