The Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts recently announced the winners of the 22nd Annual Communicator Awards. Out of the 6,000 entries received, the City of Seattle was recognized for outstanding achievement in publicizing Seattle’s new Rental Registration and Inspection Ordinance (RRIO).
The Mayor’s Recommended Comprehensive Plan was released on May 3! The Plan is a blueprint for how Seattle will grow over the coming twenty years. Its goals and policies are shaped by four core values: race and social equity, environmental stewardship, economic opportunity and security, and community.
Do you rent in Seattle? The City of Seattle’s Rental Registration and Inspection Ordinance (RRIO) program helps ensure safe and healthy housing for all Seattle renters. Through the RRIO program, we can make sure all rental properties meet minimum maintenance standards.
View permit turnaround times for April 2016.
A team from Global Green USA completed its site visit to Chinatown/International District, including Little Saigon, between May 9 and 11. The site visit is part of their Neighborhood Sustainability Assessment for the Chinatown/International District based on the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design – Neighborhood Development (LEED – ND) standards. The assessment will help the community develop a holistic approach to sustaining the Chinatown/International District/Little Saigon neighborhood’s cultural, economic, social, and historical qualities.
We updated a Tip for small businesses and released two draft Director’s Rules.
We are seeking qualified candidates for the NE Board to fill the development and local business positions immediately. To be considered for appointment, please send an application, cover letter and resume by May 20th to Lisa Rutzick firstname.lastname@example.org
Do you rent in Seattle? The City of Seattle’s Rental Registration and Inspection Ordinance (RRIO) program helps ensure safe and healthy housing for all Seattle renters. Through the RRIO program, we can make sure all rental properties meet minimum maintenance standards. The RRIO Inspection Video is available in English and in the following languages: Amharic, Chinese, Khmer, Korean, Oromo, Somali, Spanish, Tagalog, Tirgrinya, and Vietnamese.
Washington Association of Building Officials (WABO) will sponsor an earthquake home retrofit seminar, on May 14, for builders and contractors. Earthquake home retrofit training provides a consistent, approved approach to the seismic retrofit of older, wood-frame, single-family homes.
All applications for Land Use and Construction permits need to be reviewed by staff with expertise in various Seattle codes. It is important for all staff to review each project using the same property boundaries, known as a “development site.” This is important to properly conform to code requirements, to provide consistency to applicants and the public, and to allow property records to be easily accessible.