Planning Commission expands with annexation of Benson Hill

The city’s Planning Commission will grow from seven members to nine with the annexation of Benson Hill.

  • Friday, May 30, 2008 2:54pm
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The city’s Planning Commission will grow from seven members to nine with the annexation of Benson Hill.

The idea is to give the new city residents a chance to participate in the city’s planning process, according to Rebecca Lind, the long-range planning manager for the Department of Community and Economic Development.

The Planning Commission has three openings. Commissioner Casey Bui has resigned because he has moved from Renton. Ed Prince has been nominated to replace him. His nomination goes before the City Council on Monday and likely will be referred to a council committee.

Prince lives in the newly annexed Benson Hill area.

The two new commission members will be appointed by Mayor Denis Law and confirmed by the City Council to serve a three-year term. Members serve without pay and must live in the city.

All positions are at-large, meaning they don’t represent a specific district in the city.

The nine-member Renton Planning Commission reviews staff proposals, holds public hearings and submits recommendations to the City Council on amendments to the Comprehensive Plan, subarea plans, the Shoreline Master Program, and area-wide re-zonings and zoning text amendments.

The commission meets on the second and fourth Wednesday of the month at 6 p.m. at City Hall, 1055 S. Grady Way.

To receive an application for the positions, call 425-430-6575 or download one from the Boards and Commissions Web page at

Applications are also available at Renton City Hall, seventh floor Mayor’s Office. To be considered for appointment to the commission, applications must be submitted by 5 p.m. on April 21.

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