Hearing Examiner

The City of East Wenatchee's Hearing Examiner is appointed by the Mayor subject to the prior confirmation by the city council to conduct public hearings and render decisions on a wide range of land use permits. The hearing examiner process ensures and expands the principles of fairness and due process in public hearings.


The Hearing Examiner conducts public hearings to receive comments on the merits of proposals for:

  • Appeals of administrative interpretations
  • Conditional uses
  • Shoreline permits
  • Variances  

Hearing Examiner Decisions

The Hearing Examiner considers the testimony presented during public hearings, other written testimony, and materials on file to formulate a decision. For most matters, the decision of the Hearing Examiner is final and conclusive unless appealed to Superior Court. 

2022 Decisions


Further information on the Hearing Examiner process can be obtained in Chapter 2.42 of the City of East Wenatchee Municipal Code. Correspondence and comments for the Hearing Examiner can be sent to:

City of East Wenatchee Hearing Examiner
271 9th St. NE.
East Wenatchee, WA 98802

Public Hearing & Agendas 

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