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How Should the City Spend Your Money on Hazard Reduction?

The City of Seattle is looking for your input on what hazards worry you most. Earthquakes, tsunamis, landslides, snow and ice storms, terrorism are just a few of the hazards that the City can experience. How should the City use limited financial resources to reduce the impacts from the City’s natural and man-made hazards? There are many ways to reduce the impacts, such as regulations, slope stabilization, and public education. The Seattle Office of Emergency Management is updating the existing 2009 Hazard Mitigation Plan. We want to know what you think.

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2014 Seattle Electrical Code Update

The DPD Electrical Program has started reviewing the Seattle Electrical Code for changes in 2014. The last code change was in 2008, so it is time for an update. The update will include reviewing changes in the 2011 and 2014 editions of the National Electrical Code and the latest WAC rules adopted by the State of Washington.

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Rental Registration Director’s Rule Available for Public Comment

In October 2012, the Seattle City Council passed the Rental Registration and Inspection Ordinance (RRIO) to help ensure that all rental housing in Seattle is safe and meets basic housing maintenance requirements. All rental properties in Seattle are required to register with the City starting in 2014 and will be inspected at least once every 10 years.

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Floating Residences Open House Oct. 1

When does the Seattle Shoreline Master Program (SSMP) allow floating residences? DPD has been asked to provide a Director’s Rule to assist owners of vessels and other floating properties currently moored in Seattle waters who seek to use those properties as residences. The rule will provide criteria for determining whether a floating residence meets SSMP requirements. The rule will not apply to floating homes or house barges.

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Preliminary Director’s Rule Relating to Floating Residences

When does the Seattle Shoreline Master Program (SSMP) allow floating residences? DPD has been asked to provide a Director’s Rule to assist owners of vessels and other floating properties currently moored in Seattle waters who seek to use those properties as residences. The rule will provide criteria for determining whether a floating residence meets SSMP requirements. The rule will not apply to floating homes or house barges.

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Seattle Arena Draft Environmental Impact Statement Available

This afternoon, notice was posted regarding the availability of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the Seattle Arena and the beginning of the 45 day comment period. Additional public notice will be sent for upcoming public hearings to take comment on the DEIS.

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Northgate Urban Design

DPD has published a draft Urban Design Framework (UDF) for the Northgate Urban Center. The UDF lays out a general direction for the type of development the City would like to see in the area in the future and the types of public improvements that should accompany that development.

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Developing Small Single-Family Lots

On June 27, DPD made our draft proposal available for public review. We also issued a related environmental review (under the State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA)) and decision. You can submit comments or appeal our proposal until July 18, 2013.

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Ballard to Interbay April 29 Community Meeting

        Community Meeting – The Future of Interbay What do you think about our Preliminary Recommendations for future land use in Interbay? Here’s how you can provide your feedback: Attend the Community Meeting April 29, 5 to 7 p.m. Q Café 3223 15th Avenue W (just north of

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Preliminary Recommendations for Developing Small Single-Family Lots

DPD’s preliminary recommendations (http://bit.ly/YrPoGI) were presented on the March 14, 2013 meeting of the City Council’s Planning Land Use and Sustainability Committee (PLUS). At that meeting, DPD provided PLUS with a preliminary briefing, so that the committee members could provide guidance to DPD on the recommendations memo before it is presented to the public for comment and discussion.

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