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.
H earings are held at City Hall in the Council Chamber. During Gov. Inslee's "Stay Home. Stay Healthy" order, hearings are held online via Zoom.
|Date & Time||Project Name||Permit Number||Notice||Audio
|Olsen||PLN51183 RUE||08/31/18||Listen here||12/04/18|
|Galbreath||PLN50996 RUE & VAR
|CKCB Madison Avenue Development||PLN50958 SPR||06/08/18||Listen here||02/27/19|
|BHS Bldg 100 Replacement||PLN51159 CUP/SPR||01/11/19||Listen here||05/07/19|
|Euclid House||PLN51139 RUE||01/11/19||Listen here||04/25/19|
|Winslow Hotel||PLN50880 SPR/CUP||11/29/19||Listen here||02/28/20|
|Police and Court Facility -||PLN51524 CUPA/SPRA||11/15/19||Listen here||08/27/20|
|To be rescheduled||Wysong-Ziemba||PLN50280C SSDP SVAR||02/14/20||pending||pending|
|To be rescheduled||Huguet-Kroman RUE||PLN51228 RUE||03/27/20||pending||pending|
|Central Highlands (Appeal)||n/a||n/a||Listen here||08/21/20|
|To be rescheduled||AT&T WCF CUP||PLN51880 WCF||08/07/20||pending||pending|
|Rehder RUE||PLN50583A RUE||09/04/20||pending||pending|
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.)
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 ExaminerRecommendations and Decisions.
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).