Hearing Examiner

2023 Hearings

Date/Time Project 
Decision Appeal 
Period Ends
January 9&10
9:30-4:30 PM
SEPA Appeal PLN52149 CPA   CONTINUANCE      
June 1, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Johnson RUE VAR PLN52224 Audio APPROVAL September 11, 2023    

2022 Hearings

Hearing Examiner
Date & Time Project Name Permit Number Audio
Decision Appeal Period Ends Request for Response to Reconsideration Reconsideration
June 7 Jones SSDE Appeal PLN52110 SSDEA Audio 1, Audio 2, Audio 3, Audio 4        
June 14, 2022 Jones SSDE Appeal PLN52110 SSDEA Audio 1, Audio 2 and Audio 3        
June 24, 2022 Jones SSDE Appeal PLN52110 SSDEA Audio 1 and Audio 2 10/3/2022 10/24/2022    
June 30, 2022 @ 10:00 AM Ravenwood Subdivision PLN51711A SUB/SPR Audio        
August 1 @10:00 AM Ravenwood Subdivision (Continuance granted on June 30, 2022.) PLN51711A SUB/SPR Audio 8/17/2022 9/7/2022    
Sept 12 @ 10:00 AM White RUE & VAR PLN51498 RUE & VAR Audio 1, Audio 2, Audio 3, Audio 4 10/12/2022 11/02/2022 11/03/2022 12/01/2022 (#1)
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 Examiner is Andrew Reeves, an attorney for Sound Law Center, LLC.  Hearings are 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.


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).