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A. Established. The City shall establish and maintain a Zoning Adjustments Board (ZAB) to administer the Zoning Ordinance as described in this section.

B. Composition.

1. The ZAB shall consist of nine members appointed by the City Council in accordance with Municipal Code Chapter 2.04 (City Council).

2. The ZAB shall elect a chairperson and vice chairperson.

C. Responsibilities and Powers.

1. The ZAB:

(a) Serves as the review authority on applications as shown in Table 23.402-1: Review and Decision-Making Authority;

(b) Hears appeals on decisions in accordance with Chapter 23.410--Appeals and Certifications;

(c) Modifies previously approved Use Permits and Variances in accordance with Section 23.404.070--Permit Modifications;

(d) Revokes Use Permits and Variances in accordance with Section 23.404.080--Permit Revocation;

(e) Recommends actions to enforce the zoning ordinance, including to abate a public nuisance in accordance with Chapter 23.414--Nuisance Abatement;

(f) Refers persons to a conflict resolution or mediation service in accordance with Section 23.404.050.J (Use of Conflict Resolution and Mediation Service);

(g) Makes recommendations on other matters as requested by the City Council, Planning Commission, or any other City Board or Commission; and

(h) Adopts administrative regulations and procedures for the administration of the Zoning Ordinance.

2. The City Council may assign additional responsibilities to the ZAB as needed in the administration of the Zoning Ordinance.

D. Procedures. The ZAB shall adopt rules of procedure and keep a record of its proceedings. A majority of the appointed members constitutes a quorum. (Ord. 7787-NS § 2 (Exh. A), 2021)