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File #: CM 20-357   
Type: Committee Memo Status: Approved for Staff Report
File created: 12/4/2020 In control: Committee of the Whole - Planning and Public Works
On agenda: 12/8/2020 Final action:
Title: Development Review Fee Amendment for Comprehensive Plan Amendments
Attachments: 1. Agenda Memo
TO: Committee of the Whole - Planning and Public Works
FROM: Mayor Angela Birney
DEPARTMENT DIRECTOR CONTACT(S):
Planning and Community Development
Carol Helland
425-556-2107

DEPARTMENT STAFF:
Planning and Community Development
Beverly Mesa-Zendt AICP
Deputy Director


TITLE:
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Development Review Fee Amendment for Comprehensive Plan Amendments

OVERVIEW STATEMENT:
recommendation
Information will be provided in advance of the January 5, 2021 City Council meeting when staff will review proposed new development review fees for Comprehensive Plan Amendment applications.
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? Additional Background Information/Description of Proposal Attached


REQUESTED ACTION:

? Receive Information ? Provide Direction ? Approve


REQUEST RATIONALE:

* Relevant Plans/Policies:
Redmond Comprehensive Plan
* Required:
Redmond Zoning Code (RZC) 21.76.030 (E) Application Requirements, RZC 21. 76.070 J Comprehensive Plan Map and/or Policy Amendment, Chapter 36.70 RCW PLANNING ENABLING ACT
* Council Request:
N/A
* Other Key Facts:
On October 6, 2020, City Council adopted amendments to RZC 21. 76.070 J Docket Process Amendments. At that time, staff informed City Council of their intent to bring forward proposed fees that support the time and staff resources required to prepare the Annual Docket of Comprehensive Plan amendments, Comprehensive Plan and related zoning code amendments. Staff has worked closely with Finance staff to analyze such costs based on typical staff hours and hourly staff rates utilizing examples from recent docket cycles.

The process for amending a Comprehensive Plan is deliberately prescriptive under the Growth Management Act and requires docketing, public notification, and public hearings to ensure that the same rigor is applied to docketed amendments that would be required for amendments associated with a periodic review. In Redmond, procedural steps include:

* Staff analysis, review, and reports,
* SEPA review,
* Technical Committee review,
*...

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