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16.12.040 Elevation.
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The planner may elevate any use permit decision to the planning commission at any time between the acceptance of the application and the close of the decision period. The elevation must be based on a written finding that the permit decision satisfies one or more of the following criteria:

A. The proposed use could have significant negative effects on or conflict with existing land uses adjoining the site in a manner or to a degree that warrants consideration by the commission;

B. The proposed use could have significant negative impacts on the utility system, traffic flow or city-provided services;

C. The proposed use could conflict with adopted city policies or raises a particular issue or set of issues in a manner or to a degree that warrants consideration by the commission;

D. A written request for elevation has been received from an official reviewing party. To be valid an objection from a reviewing party must cite conflict(s) with city policy or unusual negative impacts from the proposed use;

E. A request to elevate has been received from two or more members of the commission. The planner must determine that the request from the commission member satisfies one or more of the criteria above. (Prior code § 16.43.406)

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