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Unless the context clearly requires otherwise, the definitions in this section apply throughout this title:

“Application” means a request for any land use permit required from the city for proposed development or action, including, without limitation, building permits, conditional uses, binding site plans, planned developments, subdivisions, short subdivisions, variances, permits or approvals required by critical area ordinances and site-specific rezones.

“Closed record appeal hearing” means an appeal on the record with no new evidence or information allowed to be submitted and only appeal arguments allowed.

“Open record hearing” means a hearing that creates the record through testimony and submission of evidence and information. An open record hearing may be held on an appeal if no open record hearing has previously been held on the application.

“Public meeting” means an informal meeting, hearing, workshop, or other public gathering to obtain comments from the public or other agencies on an application. A public meeting does not constitute an open record hearing. (Ord. 436 § 1, 2010)