SUMMARY OF ORDINANCE NO. 2021-26

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE CITY OF WALLA WALLA COMPREHENSIVE PLAN LAND USE MAP, TEXT AMENDMENTS TO THE CITY OF WALLA WALLA COMPREHENSIVE PLAN AND AMENDMENTS TO THE WALLA WALLA’S OFFICIAL ZONING MAP PURSUANT TO THE PROVISIONS OF RCW CHAPTER 36.70A AND TAKING SUCH OTHER ACTION RELATED THERETO

The Walla Walla City Council passed Municipal Ordinance 2021-26 at its September 8, 2021 regular meeting which is summary provides as follows.

Section 1: Finds that the amendments adopted by the ordinance conforms to the requirements of Chapter 36.70A of the Revised Code of Washington as evidenced in the staff report to the Planning Commission.

Section 2: Finds that the amendments adopted by the ordinance advance state interests identified in Section 36.70A.010 of the Revised Code of Washington and in the policies, goals, and other provisions of the City of Walla Walla Comprehensive Plan, as amended.

Section 3: Finds that the process used to consider and adopt the ordinance satisfies the City’s public participation procedures adopted pursuant to Section 36.70A.035 of the Revised Code of Washington.

Section 4:  Finds that the Comprehensive Plan map amendments adopted by the ordinance is consistent with the Countywide Planning Policies.

Section 5: Finds that the official zoning map amendments adopted by the ordinance is consistence with and implement the Walla Walla Comprehensive Plan.

Section 6:  Approves and adopts amendments to the Walla Walla Comprehensive Plan Land Use Map and amendments to the City of Walla Walla’s official zoning map:   

Section 7: Approves and adopts certain text amendments to the Walla Walla Comprehensive Plan.

Section 8: States that if any part of this ordinance is for any reason declared or held to be invalid or unconstitutional by any court or tribunal of competent jurisdiction, such part shall be deemed a separate and distinct and independent provision and such holding shall not affect the validity of the remaining parts hereof.

Section 9: Provides that the City Manager is authorized to implement such administrative procedures as may be necessary to carry out the directions of this Ordnance.

Section 10: Provides that the ordinance takes effect and be in force five dates from and after is passage, approval, and publication.

Section 11: Directs the City Clerk to publish this summary and notice of adoption of this Ordinance.

Section 12: Provides Notice is hereby given that any petition requesting Growth Board review of the comprehensive plan map amendments must be filed with the Eastern Washington Growth Management Hearings Board within sixty (60) days after publication of this summary and notice of adoption in accordance with Chapter 36.70A of the Revised Code of Washington.

The full text of Municipal Ordinance 2021-26 will be mailed upon request made to the Walla Walla City Clerk at Walla Walla City Hall, 15 N. Third Ave., Walla Walla, WA  99362.

Summary approved as to form,  City Attorney (Pub. Sept. 14, 2021)

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