Welcome

Tom Glover, AICP, Director
Second Floor, Suite 200
310 West Poplar
Walla Walla, WA 99362, US

Staff Directory

Community Development Home

 

 

Contact Information
509-524-2610 Main
509-524-2611 Inspection Requests
509-524-2612 Daily Burn Decision

Email:
     commdev@co.walla-walla.wa.us
Document/Application Submttals:
     permits@co.walla-walla.wa.us

Office Hours
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM*
*closed at 3:00 PM on Wednesdays

Hearing Examiner

Walla Walla County has authorized the Hearing Examiner to conduct hearings on land use permit applications and appeals of certain administrative decisions.  The Hearing Examiner system assures fairness and due process protection for all persons involved in the land use hearing process. It is the Hearing Examiner's responsibility to render land use decisions in an efficient manner. Hearings held before the Hearing Examiner are quasi-judicial proceedings.  More information regarding the Hearing Examiner system is provided below.

The Walla Walla County Hearing Examiner holds hearings at 9:30 AM on the second Monday of the month in the basement Conference Room of the Walla Walla County Public Services Building at 310 W. Poplar Street, Walla Walla, WA. If there are no applications pending before the Hearing Examiner, no public hearing or meeting will be held.

 

 

Rules of Procedure
Citizen's Guide to the Land Use Hearing Examiner Process

November 13, 2017 9:30 AM
Walla Walla County Public Services Building
Basement Conference Room
310 W. Poplar Street
Walla Walla, WA 99362

October 9, 2017 9:30 AM - CANCELLED
Walla Walla County Public Services Building
Basement Conference Room
310 W. Poplar Street
Walla Walla, WA 99362

September 11, 2017 9:30 AM - CANCELLED
Walla Walla County Public Services Building
Basement Conference Room
310 W. Poplar Street
Walla Walla, WA 99362

August 14, 2017 9:30 AM
Walla Walla County Public Services Building
Basement Conference Room
310 W. Poplar Street
Walla Walla, WA 99362
Agenda
Audio
SUB17-008 Staff Report
SUB17-003 Staff Report
(exhibits A1-15)
SUB17-003 Exhibits 16-20
SUB17-003 Exhibit 21
SUB17-003 Post-hearing letter from Minnick Hayner
SUB17-003 Post-hearing letter from Applicant
SUB17-003 Post-hearing letter from Yancey Reser
SUB17-003 Notice of Decision
SUB17-003 Yancey Reser Motion for Reconsideration
SUB17-003 Notice of Decision on Reconsideration



July 10, 2017 9:30 AM
Walla Walla County Public Services Building
Basement Conference Room
310 W. Poplar Street
Walla Walla, WA 99362
Agenda - revised
Audio - APP16-005 - Part 1
Audio - APP16-005 - Part 2
Audio - APP17-002
Audio - CUP17-002/VAR17-001

CUP17-002, VAR17-001, APP17-002 Decision
CUP17-002, VAR17-001, APP17-002 Decision on Reconsideration - 8-25-17

APP16-005 Staff Report (with attachments)

CUP17-001, VAR17-002 Staff Report (County Exhibits 1-14)
APP17-002 Appeal Application
APP17-002 County's Exhibit List 07-07
APP17-002 Applicant's Exhibit List 07-07
APP17-002 Appellant's Exhibit List 07-07
APP17-002 County Exhibit 15
APP17-002 County Exhibit 16
APP17-002 County Exhibit 17
APP17-002 Applicant's Exhibits PI-1 - PI-4
APP17-002 Appellant's Exhibits I-1 - I-8

June 12, 2017 9:30 AM - CANCELLED
Walla Walla County Public Services Building
Basement Conference Room
310 W. Poplar Street
Walla Walla, WA 99362

May 8, 2017 9:30 AM
Walla Walla County Public Services Building
Basement Conference Room
310 W. Poplar Street
Walla Walla, WA 99362
Agenda
Audio
APP17-001 Decision
APP17-001 Exhibit 1: Notice of Appeal
APP17-001 Exhibit 2: Code Interpretation Letter CI17-001
APP17-001 Exhibit 3: Appellants' Brief 05-08-17
APP17-001 Exhibit 4: Ordinance No. 463
APP17-001 Exhibit 5: Code Interpretation Letter 04-16-14
APP17-001 Exhibit 6: Appellants' Brief 06-05-17
APP17-001 Exhibit 7: County's Response Brief 06-12-17
APP17-001 Exhibit 8: Appellants' Answer to County's Response Brief 06-16-17

April 10, 2017 9:30 AM
Walla Walla County Public Services Building
Basement Conference Room
310 W. Poplar Street
Walla Walla, WA 99362
Agenda
Audio
APP16-002 Decision

March 13, 2017 9:30 AM
Walla Walla County Public Services Building
Basement Conference Room
310 W. Poplar Street
Walla Walla, WA 99362
Agenda
Audio
CUP17-001 Staff Report: Revelry Vintners

February 13, 2017 9:30 AM
Walla Walla County Public Services Building
Basement Conference Room
310 W. Poplar Street
Walla Walla, WA 99362
Agenda
Audio
CUP16-013, VAR16-008 Staff Report: Wanser Tower Construction

December 12, 2016 9:30 AM
Walla Walla County Public Services Building
Basement Conference Room
310 W. Poplar Street
Walla Walla, WA 99362
Agenda
Audio files - zip folder with mp3 files

CUP16-012 Staff Report: Abeja Winery Expansion - Packet
CUP16-012 Exhibit 17 - Critical Areas Report by PBS 12-12-16
CUP16-012 Exhibit 18 - Site Plan dated 12-08-16


APP16-004 Notice of Appeal
APP16-004 County's Opening Brief
APP16-004 County's Exhibit and Witness List
APP16-004 Appellants' Prehearing Brief

APP16-004 County's Post-Hearing Brief 
APP16-004 Appellant's Post-Hearing Brief

APP16-004 County's Reply Brief  01-06-17
APP16-004 Appellant's Reply Brief 01-06-17

**APP16-004 Notice of Decision - 01-31-17
APP16-004 County's Motion for Reconsideration - 02-09-17
APP16-004 Appellant's Response to Motion for Reconsideration - 02-15-17
APP16-004 Notice of Decision on Reconsideration - 02-24-17
APP16-004 Order on Reconsideration - 02-24-17
APP16-004 Decision and Order on Reconsideration - 02-24-17

November 14, 2016 9:30 AM
Walla Walla County Public Services Building
Basement Conference Room
310 W. Poplar Street
Walla Walla, WA 99362
Agenda

Audio
Staff Report: Waters Winery (CUP16-011, CAP16-017)
Staff Report: Berryman Quarry Expansion (CUP15-008, CAP15-012)

October 12, 2016 9:30 AM
Walla Walla County Courthouse - Room 203
315 West Main Street
Walla Walla, WA 99362
Agenda
Audio
Staff Report: Doubleback Winery (CUP16-010)

Supplemental Memo on noticing and property location

September 12, 2016 9:30 AM - CANCELLED
Walla Walla County Courthouse - Room 203
315 West Main Street
Walla Walla, WA 99362

August 8, 2016 9:30 AM - CANCELLED
Walla Walla County Courthouse - Room 203
315 West Main Street
Walla Walla, WA 99362

July 11, 2016 9:30 AM
Walla Walla County Courthouse - Room 203
315 West Main Street
Walla Walla, WA 99362
Agenda
Staff Report: Eritage Pond Bungalows (CUP15-009), Bergevin Springs Road
**Notice of Decision: Eritage Pond Bungalows (CUP15-009)
Staff Report: Eritage Vineyard Bungalows (CUP15-010), Bergevin Springs Road
**Notice of Decision: Eritage Vineyard Bungalows (CUP15-010)

June 13, 2016 9:30 AM
Walla Walla County Courthouse - Room 203
315 West Main Street
Walla Walla, WA 99362
Agenda 
Audio
Staff Report: Pacific Power Wallula to McNary Transmission Line modifications and Wallula Substation expansion (CUP16-003)
Staff Report: The Barn B&B, Stovall Road (CUP16-001)
CUP16-001 Exhibit 19

May 9, 2016 9:30 AM and 1:00 PM
Walla Walla County Courthouse - Room 203
315 West Main Street
Walla Walla, WA 99362
Agenda

**APP16-001 Notice of Decision - issued 06/27/2016**
APP16-001 Motion to Reconsider from La Granja Farms
APP16-001 County's response to La Granja reconsideration request
APP16-001 Motion to Reconsider from County
APP16-001 La Granja Farms response to County's reconsideration request
**APP16-001 Notice of Decision - issued 07/28/2016 for decision denying reconsideration requests**

APP16-001 Statement of Appeal

C15-0067 Civil Enforcement Penalties Assessment and Invoice (decision being appealed)
APP16-001 Order Requiring Pre-Hearing Document and Information Exchange
APP16-001 County's Request for Clarification of the Issues
APP16-001 LaGranja Farms Response to County's Request for Clarification of Issues
APP16-001 Notice of Change in Hearing Officer
APP16-001 Declaration from Jesse Nolte
APP16-001 County Exhibit List and new County Exhibits 35-45

APP16-001 LaGranja Farms Post Hearing Brief 05-25-16
APP16-001 County's Response Brief 06-06-16

APP16-001 Audio File 1/3 (.mp3, 64MB)
APP16-001 Audio File 2/3 (.mp3, 70 MB)
APP16-001 Audio File 3/3 (.mp3, 17 MB)

CUP16-007 - L'Eritage Bed and Breakfast Permit Amendment - Staff Report packet

April 11, 2016 9:30 AM - CANCELLED
Walla Walla County Courthouse - Room 203
315 West Main Street
Walla Walla, WA 99362

March 14, 2016 9:30 AM - CANCELLED
Walla Walla County Courthouse - Room 203
315 West Main Street
Walla Walla, WA 99362

February 8, 2016 9:30 AM - CANCELLED
Walla Walla County Courthouse - Room 203
315 West Main Street
Walla Walla, WA 99362

January 11, 2016 9:30 AM
Walla Walla County Courthouse - Room 203
315 West Main Street
Walla Walla, WA 99362

**Notice of Decision - issued 02/10/16**
LaGranja Farms Motion for Reconsideration 02/16/16

County Response to Motion for Reconsideration 02/24/16

**Notice of Decision on Reconsideration - issued 03/02/16**

Audio File 1/2 (.mp3, 67 MB) 
Audio File 2/2 (.mp3, 40 MB)

Agenda

County's Motion in Limine
County's Exhibit and Witness List
County's Exhibits 1-18
(Includes staff report)
County's Exhibit 19 
County's Exhibit 20 
County's Exhibit 21 
County's Exhibit 22  
County's Exhibits 23-29
Appellant's Hearing Brief
Appellant's Statement of the Issues on Appeal  
Appellant's Exhibit and Witness List
 
Appellant's Exhibit 1
Appellant's Exhibit 2

Appellant's Exhibit 3
Appellant's Exhibit 4 
Appellant's Exhibit 5

Appellant's Exhibits 6-17 (zip file)


Appellant's Post Hearing Brief (01/20/16)
County's Post Hearing Brief (01/20/16)

December 14, 2015  CANCELLED: CONTINUED TO MONDAY JANUARY 11
Walla Walla County Courthouse - Room 203
315 West Main Street
Walla Walla, WA 99362 
Agenda - CONTINUED

October 12, 2015 9:30 AM
Walla Walla County Courthouse - Room 203
315 West Main Street
Walla Walla, WA 99362 
Agenda - REVISED 10/09
Staff Report: Schnitzer Steel Storage Building (SHR15-003)
Staff Report: Burbank Business Park Development Agreement (DA15-001)
(CONTINUED TO DECEMBER 14 AGENDA) Staff Report: LaGranja NOV Appeal (APP15-003)

September 14, 2015 9:30 AM
Walla Walla County Courthouse - Room 203
315 West Main Street
Walla Walla, WA 99362
Agenda

Staff Report: Charbonneau Bait Shop (SHR15-001)
Staff Report: Gailey Bridge Project (SHR15-002)

August 10, 2015 9:30 AM
Walla Walla County Courthouse - Room 203
315 West Main Street
Walla Walla, WA 99362
Agenda
Staff Report: Jumpin' Jellybeanz (CUP15-006)

Staff Report: Doubleback Winery (CUP15-007)

July 13 , 2015 9:30 AM
Walla Walla County Courthouse - Room 203
315 West Main Street
Walla Walla, WA 99362
Agenda
Staff Report: L'Eritage Type 3 Bed and Breakfast (CUP15-004)

June 8, 2015 9:30 AM
Walla Walla County Courthouse - Room 203
315 West Main Street
Walla Walla, WA 99362
Agenda
Staff Report: Morasch Setback Variance (VAR15-004) 
Staff Report: Creekstone Gardens Wedding and Event Center (CUP15-005)

May 11 , 2015 9:30 AM
Walla Walla County Courthouse - Room 203
315 West Main Street
Walla Walla, WA 99362
Agenda
Staff Report: Worden Substation and Transmission Line (CUP15-003) - not including Exhibit 3
Staff Report: Worden Substation and Transmission Line (CUP15-003) - Exhibit 3 (geotechnical reports) 

April 13, 2015 9:30 AM
Walla Walla County Courthouse - Room 203
315 West Main Street
Walla Walla, WA 99362
Agenda
Staff Report: Don Johnson Trailer Sales Appeal (APP15-001)

February 9 , 2015 9:30 AM
Walla Walla County Courthouse - Room 203
315 West Main Street
Walla Walla, WA 99362
Agenda
Staff Report: Mill Creek Road and Bridge Improvements (P14-164)
Staff Report: Appeal, 2301 Rusell Creek Road (P14-174)

January 2, 2015 2:00 PM
Walla Walla County Courthouse - Room 203
315 West Main Street
Walla Walla, WA 99362
Agenda
Staff Report: Shoreline Permit, The Scoular Company (P14-155)
Exhibit 2: JARPA Form
Exhibit 3: Biological Assessment
Exhibits 4-11
Staff Report: Dale Johnson Appeal, 2301 Russell Creek Road (P14-174)