Hearing Examiner

The Hearing Examiner is a quasi-judicial official appointed by the City Council to provide impartial, professional services to the City. “Quasi-judicial” refers to matters which state law or state courts have said must be handled in much the same way as court proceedings. Quasi-judicial proceedings require the protection of the due process rights of every involved participant.

Legal notices are issued before each Public Meeting or Hearing held by the Hearing Examiner. Most meetings are held in the City Council chambers (19100 44th Ave W) on the second and fourth Thursday afternoon of each month. Hearings with significant public interest will be held in the evening. If you have a question about an upcoming hearing, please contact the Planning Hotline at (425) 670-5410.

The public is invited to attend. Parking and meeting facilities are available to persons with disabilities. Upon reasonable notice to the City Clerk’s office, either in person at 19100 44th Ave W or by phone at (425) 670-5161, the City will make a reasonable effort to accomodate those who need special assistance to attend a meeting.

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Hearing Examiner
The current Hearing Examiner is John Galt. Hearings and meetings follow the current Hearing Examiner Rules of Procedure (.pdf).

Staff Reports, Decisions, and Annual Reports
For staff reports and decisions prior to the current staff reports, please complete a public records request and submit it to City Hall. Additional information can be found on the Public Records Requests webpage.

Annual Reports
Current Decisions
Current Staff Reports
Past Agendas
Staff Contact
If you would like more information on the Hearing Examiner or an upcoming hearing, please contact the staff liaison listed in the staff report or call the Planning Hotline at (425) 670-5410.