A. Wildfire Hazard Zones may be applied to or removed from
areas of the City as follows:
1. During periodic review by the Chief, based upon the
criteria listed in section 24.51.030. Periodic review shall occur every 5
2. Upon request to the Chief by any property owner, prior
to periodic review, on the grounds that conditions have changed.
B. Prior to applying the Wildfire Hazard Zone to any
property the Chief shall provide notice of such proposed zoning and provide a
date for a public hearing.
The notice shall be sent to all properties to which the zone would be
applied. The notice shall be sent fourteen days prior to the date of the
hearing. Extensions of time for the hearing may be requested and may be provided
by the Chief. The notice shall provide information regarding the City’s
intention to apply the Wildfire Zone, the reasons therefore and the time and
place for the hearing.
Within 7 days of the hearing the Chief shall issue a written decision, based
upon the criteria listed above, and which shall include findings supporting that
decision and shall contain information regarding the right to appeal the Chief’s
decision to the Bureau of Development Service’s Appeals Board (Board). A copy of
the decision shall be sent to all properties that received notice of the City’s
intention to include these properties within a Wildfire Hazard Zone.
C. When a property owner provides the Chief with a written
request that the Wildfire Hazard Zone be removed from specific property the
Chief shall consider the request and, based upon the criteria listed above,
shall either approve or deny the request.
Such action by the Chief shall occur within 14 days of the date of the
request and shall be in writing, shall include findings based upon the facts and
criteria and shall contain information regarding the right to appeal the Chief’s
decision to the Board. This decision shall be mailed to the property owner
requesting the change in status.