Planning Commission Regular Meeting / Public Hearing

Date and Time
Thursday, April 7, 2005
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Location
Sammamish Plateau Water & Sewer District
1510 228th Ave SE
Sammamish, WA 98075
Details
CITY OF SAMMAMISH NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING BEFORE THE CITY OF SAMMAMISH PLANNING COMMISSION Proposed Changes to Sammamish Municipal Code, SMC Notice is hereby given under SMC 24.25.160 that the City of Sammamish Planning Commission will hold a public hearing regarding proposed changes to the Sammamish Municipal Code (SMC). SUMMARY of AMENDMENTS: Amendments to Sammamish Municipal Code related to: 1) Political Sign Amendment. There are currently two proposals under discussion before the Planning Commission: a) Limiting the placement of political signs in the public right-of-way and on private property, subject to specific conditions. Political signs in the public right-of-way would not be allowed within the median areas or traffic circle and roundabout areas. Political signs will be further limited to a specific sign area depending on location and would be subject to removal requirements following the election. b) Prohibiting the placement of political signs in the public right-of-way and limiting sign area for signs on private property depending on location. Signs would be subject to removal following the election. 2) Public Facility Amendment. The proposed code amendment will allow for two signs identifying public facilities subject to limitations on size and height. 3) Community Banner Amendment. The proposed code amendment will create provisions for the placement of a community banner upon City owned and maintained banner poles within the public right-of-way. Community banners would be limited to advertising events sponsored by a non-profit or not-for-profit agency and associated sponsors. 4) Community Event Amendments. The proposed code amendment will allow for community events that occur on a regular basis, like church sponsored services or events, to place “A-frame” signs within the public right-of-way. If political signs are prohibited from placement within the public right-of-way, this code amendment will not occur. The proposed amendments will affect SMC 21A.15 – Definitions, and SMC 21A.45 – Development Standards – Signs.

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