Lynnwood City Council holding two Public Hearings on Tuesday

great dealBecause of the Memorial Day holiday, the Lynnwood City Council will meet Tuesday night for its regularly scheduled business meeting.

The Council will be holding Public Hearings on the 2015 Comprehensive Plan Update & Zoning Map Amendment and the Special Event Code Rewrite.

Paper copies of the draft 2015 Comprehensive Plan are available for public review during regular business hours at City Hall, Permit Center and Lynnwood Library. City staff indicated the majority of the proposed text amendments are non-substantive. Most edits are offered for brevity, clarity, and readability. The update acknowledges theoretical land use capacity needed to accommodate 2035 population and employment targets specified by the Countywide Planning Policies. The update supports Lynnwood Moving Forward – Our Community Vision (2009).

City staff is proposing to eliminate the Special Event application fee for City-sponsored events. Certain types of special events, such as political rallies and marches, may constitute speech protected by the First Amendment. The draft legislation establishes three categories of special events: Commercial Events, Community Events and Expressive Events. Regulations have been catered to each type of special event.

The Council is expected to pass a resolution supporting the reestablishment of the Sister City program and to amend the fee schedule for single-family solar energy systems. Fees would be reduced under the amendment.

In addition, the Council will address the 2015 budget rollover. During the close of the Budget Cycle, there are items that were approved by the Council but for reasons did not get completed in the current budget cycle. All of these items had funding available to be completed. Authorization is needed to increase the spending authority to cover these items.

The meeting will be at 7 p.m. in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 19100 44th Ave. W., Lynnwood.

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