Planning Commission

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The Planning Commission advises the City Council on all matters relating to the Kirkland Comprehensive Plan and land use regulations. The seven members are appointed by the Council to four-year terms. The Commission meets regularly on the second and fourth Thursday of the month at 7 PM in the City Council Chamber. It uses the professional staff services of the Planning and Building Department.

 


 

Next PC Meeting

The June 24, 2021 meeting of the Planning Commission has been CANCELLED, the next scheduled meeting is Thursday, July 8, 2021 at 7 PM, and will be held online.

Public Service Announcement: In response to guidance from Public Health Seattle-King County, we encourage members of the community to implement social distancing as much as possible and in the interim use the following methods to interact at the PC meeting. The virtual meeting audio will be recorded and posted on the City's website.

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. 

Date: July 8, 2021

Time:  7 PM

Location: Virtual/ Zoom Meeting Link: 

  • The agenda and meeting packet will be posted approximately 1 week prior to meeting 

If you have any questions regarding the meeting, please contact Jeremy McMahan, Deputy Director, or call 425-587-3229.

 


 

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Note: The City of Kirkland appreciates the interest of our citizens 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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Meet the Planning Commission

Angela Rozmyn, Chair - (term expires 03/31/2022)

Angela Rozmyn Planning Commissioner October 2019.jpg Angela Rozmyn, Chair, Finn Hill Neighborhood

Angela was born in Kirkland and is a graduate of the Lake Washington School District public schools.  She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Science from Willamette University and a graduate certificate in Sustainable Built Environment. As a former park ranger and current builder of affordable housing, her lifelong passion is in creating sustainable, affordable, livable communities and making an impact on her local city.  She lives with her husband and son in the Finn Hill Neighborhood.

 

 

 

Scott Reusser - Vice-chair - (term expires 03/31/2023)

Scott Reusser Planning Commissioner October 2019.jpg Scott Reusser, Vice-chair, Highlands Neighborhood 

Joined the Kirkland Planning Commission effective April 1, 2019. He previously served for eight years on the Design Review Board from 2010 - 2018.

Seattle native, grew up in Shoreline and attended Kings Highschool. Studied Business Administration and Landscape Architecture at the University of Washington.  Graduated from the University of Washington Foster School of Business with a Bachelor’s of Arts Degree. He purchased his first home in Kirkland in 1990, and is a 30-year resident of the Kirkland Highlands Neighborhood. Scott has been the owner and operator of a local landscape, construction and nursery since 1984, and has worked on projects throughout Kirkland and the Northwest. 

Scott served on the Kirkland Design Review board for eight years prior to being on the Kirkland Planning Commission and helped review large projects from the new Kirkland Urban project to the Totem Lake Mall project.   

Currently, Scott is a figure skating instructor with the Kirkland Parks Department's "Learn to Skate" program at the Kingsgate SnoKing Ice Arena.  

 

 

John M. Tymczyszyn - (term expires 03/31/2025)

Planning Commissioner John Tymczyszyn November 2019.jpg John M. Tymczyszyn, Central Houghton Neighborhood

John is a third generation Washingtonian, navy veteran and criminal defense attorney. John's grandparents moved to Kirkland in 1946 after World War II and his grandfather became the first flight instructor at Kenmore Air Harbor.  John graduated from Bellevue High School and received a BS in aerospace from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.  He reported to the Naval Officer Candidates School in September 2001 where he served as a Naval officer from 2001-2009, rising to the rank of Lieutenant and receiving a national Defense Service Medal and Global War on Terrorism Service Medal.  During that time, he served as both a pilot and an aide in the U.S. House of representatives.  John then attended the Seattle University School of Law and served in the criminal prosecution division of the City of Everett. In 2014, John founded his own law firm, John T Law, PCCL and helped to establish the Washington State Veterans Bar Association, an organization that advocates on behalf of veterans and provides pro-bono legal services to veterans and underserved populations.  John and his wife, Tracey, an elementary school principal, live in the Houghton Neighborhood with their son Jack.

 

Carter Bagg - (term expires 03/31/2022)

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Has a Bachelor of Architecture degree from the University of California Berkeley and a Master's in Environmental Planning from Arizona State University. He is a registered Architect in Arizona and Washington, a member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and has held an American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) certificate since 1986.  He has been in private practice as an architect and land use planner as well as a city zoning administrator.  He served eight years on Kirkland's Design Review Board and six years on the Planning Commission.  From 1992 to 2007 he was in the Facilities  Section of the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) and served on Washington State's initial Growth Management Act Comprehensive Plan Review Interagency Workgroup.  He later was interim Director of the section and manager for the Washington High Performance Schools Program, becoming a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Accredited Professional in the process.  He currently is the Value Engineering Team Leader with the Educational Service District 112 Construction Services Group, assisting school districts throughout Washington.

 

Katya Allen - (term expires 03/31/2025)

Katya-Allen_1.jpg Katya Allen, Moss Bay Neighborhood

Katya Allen moved to Kirkland in 1978.  She is a 4th generation Washingtonian and her great grandfather was the Chief Engineer for the Juanita Bay Bridge built in 1932.  Katya is a graduate of the Lake Washington School District and has a BA in Business from Washington State University.  After 20 years in Bellevue, Katya recently returned to Kirkland moving to Moss Bay with her husband David. They are fully embracing the 10 minute neighborhood downtown Kirkland offers, -so much so that they went from three cars to one.  

Katya owns a boutique executive recruiting firm where she works with venture capitalists to build start-up leadership teams.  She also manages single family and multi-tenant properties.  Recently Katya and her husband started a Bike Friendly Driver Training company educating commercial drivers on bicycle infrastructure and cyclist behavior.  Her volunteer experience dates back to candy striping at Evergreen Hospital and includes founding an annual charity auction for pediatric cancer patients which has raised more than $5,000,000 to date. 

Katya is interested in transit oriented development and safer streets for all Kirklanders.  Her favorite movie remains Star Wars Episode IV.

 

Rodney Rutherford - (term expires 03/31/2024)

Rodney Rutherford Planning Commissioner October 2019.jpg Rodney Rutherford, Rose Hill Neighborhood

Rodney joined the planning commission in October 2019. He has resided in Kirkland’s Rose Hill with his wife and two kids since 2008, and has always lived within four miles of Lake Washington.

Rodney loves to learn how we can enable small incremental changes in every neighborhood to address the multi-faceted challenges of our city. Since moving to Rose Hill, he has served on his neighborhood association board for eight years, represented neighborhoods on Kirkland’s Housing Strategy Plan Advisory Group in 2017, and influenced the update of neighborhood plans in 2018. While living in Seattle in the mid-2000s, struck by the frustrations of commuters stuck in traffic, he previously volunteered on projects that would ensure easier mobility for all, most notably serving with the Seattle Bicycle Advisory Board.

Rodney volunteers as a weekly host at the Safe Parking Program in his neighborhood, providing homeless women and families a safe place to sleep in their cars, since 2013. This experience has inspired him to raise awareness of housing models that can better meet the changing needs of our community. To this end, Rodney co-founded Liveable Kirkland to collaboratively envision places for everyone in our community, while also advancing the sustainability and quality of our neighborhoods.

Rodney has worked at Google Kirkland as a systems engineer since 2007. Outside work, Rodney loves to learn about the systems that shape our community. To deepen his knowledge and broaden his perspective, he reads the works of authors such as Jeff Speck, Jane Jacobs, Alain Bertaud, and Andrew Heben, as well as research from organizations like Sightline Institute and Strong Towns.

 

 

Sandeep Singhal - (term expires 03/31/2024)

Sandeep Singhal Planning Commissioner October 2019.jpgSandeep Singhal, Market Neighborhood

A sixteen year resident of Kirkland's Market Neighborhood, Sandeep Singhal has served on the Market Street traffic task force, Transportation Commission (both as Vice Chair and Chair), Park Bond working group, and is currently on the Planning Commission.  Sandeep is passionate about safe and walkable neighborhoods and sustainability.  On the Planning Commission, he seeks to preserve Kirkland's quality of life while supporting responsible growth.  Sandeep is an Engineering Director at Facebook and has previously worked at Google, Microsoft, and IBM.