Hearing Examiner

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As noted in the Kirkland Municipal Code, the purpose of the hearing examiner is to separate the application of city regulations from planning, policy making and legislative functions, and to provide a high level of expertise. The hearing examiner conducts administrative and quasi-judicial hearings arising from the application of the Kirkland Zoning Code and the rules and procedures of the Kirkland Municipal Code. The decisions are made to further the best interest of the community and ensures fairness and due process. The city manager contracts with one or more persons to fill this position. All meetings are open to the public. Kirkland Hearing Examiner meetings are held on the first and third Thursdays of each month at 9:30 AM. in the Council Chamber at Kirkland City Hall, 123 5th Avenue, Kirkland, WA 98033.

Public comments will be accepted during the Requests From the Audience portion of the meeting. Written comments will be accepted by emailing the project planner associated with each project. More information can be found on the Public Comments and Procedures page.

The regular meeting of the Hearing Examiner on February 15, 2024 at 9:30 a.m. has been cancelled.

Next HE Meeting  

This meeting will be held online via Zoom teleconference. You may watch a live feed of the meeting online by joining the meeting via Zoom Webinar, or you may call in and listen to the meeting over the telephone.

Date: March 7, 2024

Time: 9:30 AM

Location: Zoom

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Agenda: The PDF version of the agenda will download as a PDF to your computer/device. The HTML version of the agenda will be viewable using your internet browser.


View Meeting Agendas and Meeting Packets (as of November 2023)

Past Hearing Examiner Meeting Archive    Past Hearing Examiner Minutes & Recordings   HE Decisions

Note: The City of Kirkland appreciates the interest of our community members and values public involvement. We make every effort to make the recordings of our meetings available soon after each meeting is completed. However, due to technical difficulties that may occur with our digital recording system it may take up to four days for a recording to become available online. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.


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