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We want to ensure our residential building professionals and community members are able to do what they do—live and work productively.

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Residential Builders Council (RBC)

The Residential Builders Council (RBC) works to address regulatory issues in King County and its local municipalities. Members are invited to participate in roundtable discussions on local issues affecting day-to-day business and stay in the know with weekly newsletters.

Contact a staff liaison below to subscribe to our builder council newsletters or get help with an issue in your jurisdiction.

Staff Liaisons

Jennifer Anderson
425.460.8240
King County Manager

Gina Clark
425.460.8224
King County Manager

rbc@mbaks.com

Council Leadership

Joe Herr
Terrene Homes
2020 RBC Chair

Upcoming Events and Meetings

Thursday
May 13

Residential Builders Council Virtual Breakfast

Build better, build smarter.
Wednesday
Jun 2

Developer Builder Issues Council Virtual Breakfast

Solving Snohomish County issues starts with you.
Thursday
Jun 3

Seattle Builders Council Virtual Breakfast

Virtually break bread and discuss ways to enable business to operate more efficiently in Seattle.
Thursday
Jun 10

Residential Builders Council Virtual Breakfast

Build better, build smarter.
Thursday
Jul 1

Seattle Builders Council (SBC)

Break bread and discuss ways to enable business to operate more efficiently in Seattle.

Wednesday
Jul 7

Developer Builder Issues Council Virtual Breakfast

Solving Snohomish County issues starts with you.

Jurisdictions

Need help with an issue in one of the following jurisdictions, utilities, or departments? We want to work with you. Contact a King County staff liaison today.

 

Local Issue Updates

See what we've done recently on issues impacting the building industry in King County.


  • Kirkland Proposes Increased Impact Fees Plus New Fire Fee

    Posted on Apr 16, 2021 in:
    • Taxes & Fees
    • Industry Issues
    • RBC
    • Builders Councils
    • Advocacy
    The city of Kirkland is proposing a three-year phased in fee increase on park and transportation impact fees, while introducing a new fire impact fee to be simultaneously phased in. The fees would apply to new single family and multifamily residential construction with the potential to apply to new commercial construction.
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  • Issaquah City Council Adopts ‘EV’ Proposal

    Posted on Apr 9, 2021 in:
    • RBC
    • Building Codes
    • Industry Issues
    • Builders Councils
    • Advocacy
    On Monday, April 5, the Issaquah City Council adopted the Electric Vehicle (EV) readiness proposal that requires EV prewiring and Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) in new development. The adopted ordinance becomes effective on April 13.
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  • King County Releases Draft of 2021 CPPs and Urban Growth Capacity Report

    Posted on Apr 9, 2021 in:
    • Growth Management
    • Industry Issues
    • RBC
    • Builders Councils
    • Advocacy
    King County has released its public review draft of the 2021 Countywide Planning Policies and Urban Growth Capacity Report. Comments will be accepted until May 5 and will be discussed by the Growth Management Policy Council at its May 26 and June 23 meetings, before advancing a recommendation for formal adoption.
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