The Hearing Examiner provides impartial administration of quasi-judicial land decisions as determined by the Blaine Municipal Code (BMC 2.58). The duties of the Hearing Examiner are to:
- Hold public hearings and review all Planned Unit Developments and Long Plats and make recommendations to the City Council.
- Serve as the final decision-making authority over Shoreline Substantial Development Permit applications, Land Use Variances, and Conditional Use Permits
- See Blaine Municipal Code: Chapter 2.58 for Hearing Examiner regulations
More information is available in the Hearing Examiner Guide (PDF)
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- Ad hoc, as scheduled to meet public hearing requirements. Sign up for announcements at the Notify Me website.
Hearing Examiner Rules of Procedure
The hearing examiner has established rules and regulations for the conduct of hearings, subject to approval by the city council.
Hearing Examiner Rules of Procedure (PDF)
For More Information
Please contact Stacie Pratschner at 360-332-8311 ext. 3307 or by email.