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ORDINANCE NO. 2017 -33 <br />AN ORDINANCE BANNING SHORT TERM RENTALS BY OWNERS WHO DO NOT <br />RESIDE AT THE RENTAL LOCATION, AND OTHER MATTERS RELATED THERETO <br />WHEREAS, the City of Walla Walla passed City Ordinance A -2405 on May 13, 1970 <br />which classified the City of Walla Walla as a nonchartered code city under Title 35A of the <br />Revised Code Washington (RCW); and <br />WHEREAS, the Walla Walla County Board of Commissioners passed County Resolution <br />number 90 -449 on October 30, 1990 opting into planning activities under the Washington <br />Growth Management Act, Chapter 36.70A RCW; and <br />WHEREAS, the Walla Walla City Council passed City Ordinance 2008 -25 on November <br />5, 2008 adopting an updated comprehensive plan for the City of Walla Walla; and <br />WHEREAS, RCW 36.70A.130 provides that development regulations shall be subject to <br />continuing review and evaluation by the city that adopted them; and <br />WHEREAS, RCW 35A.63.100 authorizes the Walla Walla City Council, by ordinance or <br />other action to the extent the Walla Walla City Council deems necessary or appropriate, to <br />implement or give effect to the comprehensive plan or parts thereof in developing the City of <br />Walla Walla and in regulating the use of land herein; and <br />WHEREAS, the Walla Walla Planning Commission reviewed proposed regulations for <br />short term rentals at its October 3, 2016 meeting and took public input; and <br />WHEREAS, the City of Walla Walla's SEPA responsible official issued a determination <br />of non- significance on December 6, 2016; and <br />WHEREAS, the Walla Walla Planning Commission conducted a public hearing on <br />December 12, 2016 and made recommendations to the City Council; and <br />WHEREAS, the Walla Walla City Council passed City Ordinance 2017 -23 at its August <br />9, 2017 meeting regulating short term rentals located in an owner's principal residence; and <br />WHEREAS, the City of Walla Walla published a notice of adoption of City Ordinance <br />2017 -23 on August 15, 2017, and no timely appeal was filed; and <br />WHEREAS, the Walla Walla City Council considered this ordinance at its November 1, <br />2017 open public meeting and provided an opportunity for public review and comment prior to <br />its passage; and <br />WHEREAS, the Walla Walla City Council has considered adoption of this ordinance <br />during a duly called public meeting of said Council, has given careful review and consideration <br />to said ordinance, finds said ordinance to be in the best interests of the City of Walla Walla, and <br />this ordinance having been passed by at least a majority of the whole membership of the Walla <br />Walla City Council; <br />NOW THEREFORE, the City Council of the City of Walla Walla do ordain as <br />follows: <br />Section I: The City of Walla Walla hereby incorporates the Urban Area Comprehensive Plan <br />& Environmental Impact Statement, November 14, 2016 SEPA checklist in this matter, and the <br />December 6, 2016 determination of non - significance in this matter as the environmental <br />-1- <br />