Hearing Examiner

2021 Hearings

Hearing Examiner
Date & Time Project Name Permit Number Audio
Recording
01/14/2021 Rehder RUE PLN50583A RUE Listen here
01/28/2021 Manitou RUE & VAR PLN51687 RUE VAR Listen here
02/25/2021

Huguet-Kroman RUE PLN51228 RUE Listen here
03/24/2021 Ethics Complaint 2020-02 & 2020-05 2020-02 & 2020-05 Listen here
06/10/2021 AT&T CUP/WCF PLN51880A CUP/WCF Listen here
08/12/2021 Messenger House Phase 2 PLN51717 SPR/CUPA Listen here

12/09/2021 at 1:00 PM Wintergreen Townhomes SUB PLN51836 SPR/SUB/CUPA Link to Join Hearing
To be rescheduled White RUE & VAR PLN51498 RUE & VAR pending
To be rescheduled Manlowe SSDE SVAR PLN51732A SSDE pending
To be rescheduled Landurka LLC RUE PLN51049B RUE pending

Hearing Examiner

According to Bainbridge Island Municipal Code 2.14.030, the Hearing Examiner is responsible for conducting hearings on and adjudicating quasi-judicial cases involving a variety of complex land use and regulatory compliance issues, and other issues which the City Council may designate to the Hearing Examiner by ordinance. The hearing examiner shall issue decisions or recommendations based on relevant ordinances, regulations, policies, statutes, and other authorities.

The City's primary Hearing Examiners are Ted Hunter and Andrew Reeves, and the Pro Tem Hearing Examiner is Lee Raaen, all of whom are attorneys for Sound Law Center, LLC.  Hearings are currently being held online via Zoom.

Public Comments

Once the written comment period has ended, no other written comments will be considered unless submitted at the scheduled hearing. (See specific project notice for details.)

Appeal Period

A decision may be appealed by filing a written appeal containing a summary of grounds for the appeal to the City Clerk at 280 Madison Avenue North, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110, in accordance with the procedures set forth in the Bainbridge Island Municipal Code, Section 2.16.020. An appeal must be filed no later than 4:00PM on the date listed above.

Decisions & Recommendations

Previous Hearing Examiner Recommendations and Decisions.

Rules

The Bainbridge Island Municipal Code, in Chapters 2.14 and 2.16, establishes the hearing examiner review and appeal procedures. For more information, please read the Hearing Examiner Rules of Procedure (PDF).