Thank you to everybody that attended the Seattle Home Fairs on January 29 and January 30. We had about 400 attendees join us over the two days! We were happy that so many of you were able to join us. If you missed the Home Fairs, or want to watch a different session, the recordings, presentations, and resources are now available on our Seattle Home Fairs webpage.
We have a new electrical compliance inspector who will work in conjunction with the Department of Labor and Industries to seek out and cite non-licensed workers and contractors.
You’re invited to a South Seattle Home Fair on February 11, 2017, hosted by the Seattle Department of Construction and Inspections. This event is your chance to ask questions about your planned remodel and our permitting process, code requirements, and rental housing and tenant assistance program. City staff will also be available to discuss housing, emergency preparedness, energy rebates, landslide awareness, and rain garden information.
2015 was another great year for Seattle DCI’s Code Compliance unit. We: completed our first full year of rental registrations; started registering floating on water residences; worked with Finance and Administrative Services to identify marijuana businesses and get them in for permitting; and saw an almost 50 percent increase in unique contacts to Code Compliance.
Mayor McGinn presented his 2012 budget to the community and to the City Council on Monday, September 26. This was another challenging budget year with an $18 million General Subfund gap to be filled. The General Fund primarily supports the Planning and Code Compliance divisions, and part of department overhead. While the department made some significant General Fund reductions for 2012, they were primarily non-labor plus not filling vacant positions.