A.   Qualifications: The membership of the planning commission shall consist of individuals who have an interest in planning, land use, transportation, capital infrastructure and building and landscape design as evidenced by training, experience or interest in the city.
   B.   Appointments: Members of the planning commission shall be nominated by the mayor and confirmed by a majority vote of at least four (4) members of the city council. Planning commissioners shall be selected without respect to political affiliations and shall serve without compensation.
   C.   Number Of Members; Terms:
      1.   Regular Members: The planning commission shall consist of seven (7) members. At least five (5) members shall reside within the city. The terms for the initial commissioners shall be two (2) 1-year terms, two (2) 2-year terms and three (3) 3-year terms. The initial members and their terms shall be decided by the mayor and confirmed by the city council. Subsequent terms shall be for a three (3) year period. Terms shall expire on December 31. (Ord. 75, 12-11-2001)
      2.   Adjunct Members: Up to two (2) adjunct members may be brought in to serve as additions to the required seven (7) members. The adjunct members must reside within the city and shall be appointed in the same manner as set above. Adjunct members may participate in meetings, workshops, hearings, and work groups but they are not permitted to participate in voting, unless a regular member is absent. In the absence of a regular member, the adjunct member(s) will fill in for the regular member by order of appointment. If there are two (2) absent regular members, both adjunct members may participate as if a regular member for such identified meetings, including voting and counting toward the quorum. Adjunct members may become full time voting members if a vacancy occurs on the planning commission and they are appointed to the position. (Ord. 175-B, 2-16-2016)
   D.   Removal Of Members: Members of the commission may be removed by the mayor, with the concurrence of the city council, for neglect of duty, conflict of interest, malfeasance in office or other just cause, or for unexcused absence from three (3) consecutive regular meetings. Failure to qualify as to residency shall constitute a forfeiture of office. The decision of the city council regarding membership on the planning commission shall be final and without appeal.
   E.   Vacancies: Vacancies occurring other than through the expiration of terms shall be filled for the unexpired term in the same manner as for appointments.
   F.   Conflicts Of Interest: Members of the planning commission shall fully comply with code of ethics for municipal officers 1 , appearance of fairness 2 , and such other rules and regulations as may be adopted from time to time by the city council regulating the conduct of any person holding appointive office within the city. No elected official or city employee may be a member of the planning commission. (Ord. 75, 12-11-2001)



1. RCW 42.23.
2. RCW 42.36.