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Posted on: September 2, 2021

Notice of Public Hearing: Permit Process Amendments to Title 17

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
CITY OF BLAINE, PLANNING COMMISSION

Place & Time:  September 23, 2021 at 6:00 p.m. via videoconference or telephone. Anyone wishing to testify live during the public hearing or to listen to the meeting can find details on the Planning Commission’s website at https://www.ci.blaine.wa.us/Calendar.aspx?EID=2383 

Purpose:  To take testimony on a zoning code amendment to amend the amend the Title 17 of the Blaine Municipal Code as follows:

       •    Designate the Hearing Examiner to hear Appeals, Variances, Conditional Use Permits, and other Quasi-Judicial matters;
       •    Amend Central Business District standards to eliminate a Conditional Use Permit process for use of public plazas; and
       •    Revise BMC 17.06 (Project Review and Approval Procedures) and 17.07 (Site Plan Review) to clarify permit processes.

 Available Information:  The full public record is available through the Community Development Services Department.  The staff report and related information will be available on the city website: https://www.ci.blaine.wa.us/1064/Title-17---Permit-Process-Amendments 

Written testimony:  Written comments must be received by CDS by 4:30 PM, September 21, 2021. Advanced testimony by mail, email and fax is accepted and strongly encouraged by sending comments to: 

       •    Community Development Services Department, Attn: Stacy Clauson, 435 Martin Street, Suite 300, Blaine WA 98230;
       •    Email sclauson@cityofblaine.com with the proposal name (Title 17 Permit Process Amendments) in the subject line; or Fax (360) 332-8330.  

You may also comment at the public hearing. Testimony is limited to five minutes.

Contact: Stacy Clauson, Community Planner II, 435 Martin Street, Suite 3000, Blaine, WA  98230 (360)332-8311 ext. 3332.  

Please notify the City Clerk in writing 7 days prior to the hearing date with any special requirements.


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