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Hearing Examiner

The City of Kent Hearing Examiner is a neutral party (like a land use judge) who conducts hearings and renders decisions or recommendations on certain land use issues and code violations under provisions of the Kent City Code.


The City currently has one hearing examiner: Lee Raaen (Sound Law Center).   Once a hearing has been held, the Hearing Examiner typically issues a decision or a recommendation to the City Council within 14 days.

Depending on workload, meetings are slated for the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of the month, typically held at either 10:00 AM or 1:30 PM in Chambers West, located in Kent City Hall. 



Please click here for    Russell Rd Park WTF Public Hearing Notice March 19, 2014

                                    Russell Rd Park WTF Staff Report March 19, 2014

                                    Russell Road Park WTF Decision April 2, 2014

                                    Bandon East Public Hearing Notice April 2, 2014

                                   Bandon East Subdivision Staff Report April 2, 2014

                                    Bandon East Subdivision Decision April 11, 2014  

                                    Greenwalk Village Retirement Community Public Hearing Notice June 18, 2014

                                    Greenwalk Village Retirement Community Staff Report June 18, 2014

                                    Greenwalk Village Retirement Community Decision July 8, 2014

                                    New Alaska Mobile Home Park Public Hearing Notice  

                                    New Alaska Mobile Home Park Rezone Staff Report August 6, 2014

                                    New Alaska Mobile Home Park Rezone Decision August 13, 2014  

                                    Garrison Creek Division 2 Public Notice August 27, 2014

                                    Garrison Creek Division 2 Staff Report August 27, 2014

                                    Garrison Creek Division 2 Decision September 9, 2014                                

                                    Leber Homestead Property Subdivision Public Notice September 3, 2014

                                    Leber Homestead Property Staff Report September 3, 2014

                                    Leber Homestead Decision September 15, 2014  

                                   Ro-Con Public Hearing Notice September 17, 2014  

                                   Ro-Con Conditional Use Staff Report September 17, 2014

                                   Ro-Con Decision September 29, 2014

                                  Stearns Shoreline Variance Public Notice 11-19-14

                                  Stearns Shoreline Variance Staff Report 11-19-14

                                  Stearns Shoreline Variance Decision December 1, 2014

                                  Springbrooke Hill Preliminary Plat Public Notice 4-29-15

                                  Springbrooke Hill Preliminary Plat Staff Report 4-29-15

                                  Springbrooke Hill Subdivision Decision May 13, 2015







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