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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
Jul 9

Residential Builders Council (RBC) Breakfast

Build better, build smarter. 
Thursday
Aug 6

Seattle Builders Council (SBC) Breakfast

Break bread and discuss ways to enable business to operate more efficiently in Seattle.
Wednesday
Sep 2

Developer Builder Issues Council (DBIC) Breakfast

Solving Snohomish County issues starts with you.
Thursday
Sep 3

Seattle Builders Council (SBC) Breakfast

Break bread and discuss ways to enable business to operate more efficiently in Seattle.
Thursday
Sep 10

Residential Builders Council (RBC) Breakfast

Build better, build smarter. 
Thursday
Oct 1

Seattle Builders Council (SBC) Breakfast

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

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.


  • Snoqualmie Adopts Administrative SEPA Appeal

    Posted on Jun 26, 2020 in:
    • Permitting
    • Industry Issues
    • RBC
    • Advocacy
    Despite unsuccessful attempts last year to adopt administrative SEPA appeal, Snoqualmie joins the majority of Eastside cities. The Ordinance is now in full effect.
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  • King County Approves Emergency Supplemental Budget

    Posted on Jun 26, 2020 in:
    • Permitting
    • RBC
    • Industry Issues
    • Advocacy
    The Council approved $86 million in emergency funding for the COVID-19 response. This is the third round of emergency funding the Council has approved since the pandemic began.
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  • Snoqualmie Updating Flood Hazard Regulations

    Posted on Jun 19, 2020 in:
    • Environment
    • Industry Issues
    • RBC
    • Advocacy
    FEMA regularly updates FIRMs and federal flood regulations, and the most recent update takes effect in August 2020. Snoqualmie's regulatory updates ensure the city’s code conforms to federal law.
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  • King County Council Considers Ways to Encourage More ADU, Cottage Housing in Comp Plan Update

    Posted on Jun 12, 2020 in:
    • Growth Management
    • Industry Issues
    • RBC
    • Advocacy
    The Council has provided striking amendments to the initial plan to allow for flexible square footage in cottage housing developments—up to 1,500 square feet, with 250 square feet of unheated garage space. The striking amendments to the ADU proposal would, among other things, allow townhouses to have ADUs.
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  • Bellevue Fee Simple at Planning Commission on Sept. 23

    Posted on Jun 12, 2020 in:
    • RBC
    • Building Codes
    • Industry Issues
    • Advocacy
    After many meetings and discussions with Bellevue staff and elected officials, MBAKS has received drafts of the potential Land Use Code Amendments, including a fee simple overlay for townhomes. This batch includes three proposals on unit lot subdivisions, ADUs, and minimum parking standards.
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