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 Fifth 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.

Next HE Meeting  

The Hearing Examiner Regular Meetings scheduled on July 4th has been cancelled due to the Holiday. 

There will be a special meeting held on Wednesday, July 10, 2024.

This hybrid meeting will be held in in person and 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: July 10, 2024

Time: 9:30 AM

Location: Council Chamber at Kirkland City Hall, 123 Fifth Ave, and via Zoom

Link to this meeting's agenda and meeting packet (once it is available).

Helpful tips on how to access our meeting packets.(PDF, 1MB)

Online Via Zoom:  https://kirklandwa-gov.zoom.us/j/82416231905?pwd=sJ0mjaA8Nn09ahHo1jRuITWiNS4bq6.1

Passcode: 297389

Or Telephone: +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma)
Webinar ID: 824 1623 1905

View Meeting Agendas and Meeting Packets 

The administrative support staff for the Hearing Examiner is Program Specialist Katie Kapoor. She can be reached at 425-587-3233, or kkapoor@kirklandwa.gov.

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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