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The purpose of this chapter is to establish a land use development permit review process, as established by state law, for considering consistency of a proposed project with the applicable development regulations. These regulations establish a mechanism for implementing the provisions of the Growth Management Act regarding compliance, conformity, and consistency of land use development permit review with the Snohomish Comprehensive Plan and existing development regulations.

These procedures provide for an integrated and consolidated land use permit process. The procedures integrate the environmental review process with the land use review process, decisions, and consolidated appeal processes. These procedures are intended to:

A. Promote timely and informed public participation;

B. Process permits equitably and expediently;

C. Balance the needs of permit applicants with those of neighboring properties;

D. Ensure that decisions are made consistently and predictably;

E. Eliminate redundancy and confusion in the application, permit review, and appeal processes; and

F. Result in development that furthers the City’s vision, goals, and policies as set forth in the Comprehensive Plan. (Ord. 2338, 2017)