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THE HEARING EXAMINER OF THE CITY OF BELLINGHAM
WHATCOM COUNTY, WASHINGTON

Rules of Practice and Procedure


Section 1: General Provisions
Chapter 03: Interpretation of Rules

(a) The Hearing Examiner shall interpret the Hearing Examiner Rules of Practice and Procedure and determine how the Rules apply in specific instances. An affected party may petition the Hearing Examiner during the pendency of an appeal or other proceeding to request a declaratory ruling regarding the applicability of these Rules to specific actual circumstances. Except during hearing, such request must be in writing and clearly identify the subject Rule(s) and describe the circumstances for which the declaratory ruling is sought.

(b) Where questions of practice and procedure arise that are not addressed by these Rules, the Hearing Examiner shall determine the practice or procedure that the Hearing Examiner deems most appropriate and consistent with providing fair treatment and due process. In making such determinations, the Hearing Examiner may look to the current Civil Rules of Superior Court for guidance.

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