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Big doings at Planning Commission
Meeting June 6
June 02, 2018
Snohomish City Hall
(SNOHOMISH, WA.) – The Snohomish Planning Commission meeting is Wednesday June 6 and there’s a lot on the plate that night.
The agenda for the meeting, which starts at 6:00 pm includes two public hearings and a discussion about updating the city’s sign code to comply with a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision.
During the first hearing the Commission, “Will make a recommendation to the City Council on a proposed code amendment that will allow final plats to be approved administratively rather than by the City Council,” according to a statement from the city.
That change is designed to help streamline the approval process and “remove from the Council’s plate an approval process for which they have no discretion.”
The second hearing that night will be to establish “a formalized process whereby citizens may propose directly to the City Council amendments to the Comprehensive Plan and the Land Use Development Code.”
Any city resident can do this already. The proposed code amendment will simply make it a clear process for doing so.
Sign Code and Supreme Court case
The sign code discussion will focus on complying with the Supreme Court case. In addition proposals from the city's staff members include amendments intended to improve “both the clarity and the enforceability of the sign code.” (None of the proposed changes include any new sign restrictions.)
You and the family are heartily invited to attend. Bring the babies, bring grandma and grandpa, bring your neighbors Bob and Silvia and be sure and bring your selfie stick for the phone camera.
The whole hoedown happens at the Snohomish School District Resource Center, located at 1601 Avenue D. If you can’t make it (maybe you have to shear the sheep that night or hunt down a few hungry coyotes that are causing your flock misery) you can offer your comments in writing.
Just send them to: Planning Director Glen Pickus at 116 Union Avenue, Snohomish, WA 98290 or you can send an email to pickus@SnohomishWA.gov.
To download and view the Planning Commission agenda and staff report for each agenda item (which they have kindly put together for you) you can just surf on over the agenda site right here, http://snohomishwa.gov/AgendaCenter and download those bad boys to your heart’s content.
Remember kids, you heard that here first.