Hearing Examiner

About the Hearing Examiner

Alex Sidels

Alex Sidles
Alex Sidles has been a land use and environmental lawyer in Seattle since 2017. He spent five years as a litigator at Bricklin and Newman, representing clients from across Washington State before hearing examiners, state and federal courts, and the state hearings boards. He left Bricklin and Newman to become a hearing examiner in 2022. Prior to becoming a lawyer, Alex was a staff sergeant in the Marine Corps and a high school and elementary school English teacher in Micronesia.

Phil Olbrecht

Pursuant to RCW 35A.63.170 and RCW 58.17.330, the office of land use hearing examiner, hereinafter referred to as “examiner,” is created. The examiner shall interpret, review and implement land use regulations as provided in this chapter or by other ordinances. The Hearing Examiner is authorized under BLMC 2.18.070 to prescribe rules and regulations that govern the process for hearings related to permits, appeals of administrative decisions, and code enforcement. A copy of these rules is available at the following link: Bonney Lake Hearing Examiner Rules of Procedure

Regular Meeting Schedule

Time: 1:00-4:00pm. on the Third Monday of the month and are conducted according to by-laws adopted by the Commission.

Location: Bonney Lake Public Services Center, 21719 96th Street East, Bonney Lake, WA 98321

Meeting Agendas

The agendas for the hearing examiner meeting will be available prior to the meeting. A special meeting may be called at any time, with notices posted not less than 24 hours in advance. Meetings can be cancelled or changed, so please contact the Hearing Examiner Clerk prior to attending. You can access the current agenda below and past agendas via the Digital Archives.


Hearing Examiner Meeting Date


Agenda Packet (PDF)

Video (MP4 Format)

February 23, 2024      Video 
January 29, 2024 Agenda
Packet Video 
September 27, 2023      
September 25, 2023     Video 
August 21, 2023 Agenda Packet

Office Hours:
Monday - Thursday
9:00 - 4:00
By Appointment Only

Planning & Building Division
Hearing Examiner Clerk

Justice & Municipal Center
9002 Main ST E
Bonney Lake, WA 98391

City of Bonney Lake
Attn: Planning Department
21719 96th ST E
Buckley, WA 98321

Phone: 253-447-4356

Fax: 253-862-1116