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 held at City Hall in the Council Chamber.

Project Hearing Schedule

Hearing Examiner
Date & Time Project Name Permit Number Notice Audio
Recording
Decision Appeal
Period Ends
11/08/2018
10:00 AM
Olsen PLN51183 RUE 08/31/18 Listen here 12/04/18 12/26/18
TBD Lapinski Dock PLN51157 SSDP & SVAR 10/12/18 pending pending TBD
01/10/2019
1:00 PM
Galbreath PLN50996 RUE & VAR
10/12/18 pending pending TBD
02/14/2019
10:00 AM
CKCB Madison Avenue Development PLN50958 SPR 06/08/18 pending pending TBD

Appeal Hearing Schedule

Appeal Hearing Schedule
Date & Time Permit Number Decision

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 and paying a $530.00 filing fee 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).