The Monroe City Council unanimously confirmed Jay Bull to the Monroe Planning Commission during its regular business meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 22. Mayor Geoffrey Thomas recommended Bull for the position after reviewing several applications and meeting with candidates.
Bull will fill the vacancy left by former Commissioner Wayne Rodland, who resigned in August.
The planning commission is a 7-person appointed body responsible for debating city land use matters, holding hearings and listening to public testimony. The role of the planning commission is to make recommendations to the Monroe City Council regarding land use issues like zoning, municipal code revisions and updates to the city's Comprehensive Plan.
Bull, a 28-year Monroe resident, stated on his application that he "would like to be a member of the commission that has an impact on shaping the future growth and development in the city.GÇ¥
Bull is the executive vice president and chief financial officer at Pacific Crest Savings Bank, a local, independently owned bank based in Lynnwood. He serves on the bank's board of directors, and is the secretary and treasurer of his homeowner's association.Photo by Chris Hendrickson Planning Commissioner Jay Bull is sworn in by Monroe City Clerk Elizabeth Smoot.
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