Notice of Public Hearing/Workshop



NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN by the Spokane County Planning Commission pursuant to Chapter 36.70A RCW, that a public hearing will be held on February 27th, 2020 in the Board of County Commissioner’s Hearing Room, Lower Level, Public Works Building, 1026 W Broadway Ave., Spokane, WA. The hearing will begin at 9:00 a.m. or as soon as possible thereafter and concluding with the last speaker or at 5:00 p.m., whichever comes first. If necessary, the hearing may be continued.

The purpose of the public hearing is a text amendment to the Spokane County Zoning Code, Chapter 14.804 (Signage Standards) to allow fire stations to include bulletin boards and electronically changeable message signs on their property. Testimony may be limited to three (3) minutes per speaker. The Planning Commission reserves the right to adjust the time frame allotted to speakers, as well as hearing procedures, prior to the hearing. The Planning Commission will forward a recommendation concerning the proposed amendment to the Board of County Commissioners following the public hearing. The Board of County Commissioners may adopt the Planning Commission’s recommendation or decide to hold its own public hearing on the proposal.

All meetings and hearings will be conducted in facilities that are accessible to all members of the public. Information with regard to the accessibility of the Public Works building, Commissioner’s Assembly Room, or notification of an ADA accommodation should be made to Jane Farstrider, Planning Commission Clerk, at (509) 477-7155.

NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that a topic of discussion at the hearing(s) may be any environmental documents that have been prepared in conjunction with the proposal. An Environmental Checklist was prepared for the proposal as required by the State Environmental Policy Act, Chapter 43.21 RCW and the Spokane Environmental Ordinance. A Determination of Nonsignificance (DNS) was issued on February 12th, 2020 by the Spokane County Department of Building and Planning with a comment and appeal period ending on February 26, 2020.