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  • Puget Sound Region Adds More Than 60,000 Residents in 2020

    Posted on Jul 30, 2020 in:
    • Builder's Bulletin
    The Office of Financial Management’s (OFM) annual population projections have been released, showing strong continued growth in Washington.
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  • MBAKS Signs on to Support Continued RAP Funding

    Posted on Jul 24, 2020 in:
    • Workforce Development
    • Industry Issues
    • DBIC
    • Advocacy
    RAP is a pre-apprenticeship program in Snohomish County that provides an opportunity for high school students and young adults to gain hands-on training in the building and construction trades. Funding for the program is set to expire next year.
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  • Shoreline Replacing Tolling with Second Permit Extension

    Posted on Jul 24, 2020 in:
    • RBC
    • Permitting
    • Industry Issues
    • Advocacy
    The interim regulations will be in effect for six months and replace the city’s current practice of tolling. Extension requests may be submitted by email, but must be made prior to the expiration of an existing application.
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  • Snohomish County PUD Commission Adopts Fixed Fees and Electronic Signature

    Posted on Jul 24, 2020 in:
    • DBIC
    • Permitting
    • Industry Issues
    • Advocacy
    These changes come from multiple efforts for process and cost improvements, including collaboration with MBAKS. SnoPUD Plat Development plans to implement the changes starting in mid-August.
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  • New Snohomish County Submittal Checklists Available

    Posted on Jul 24, 2020 in:
    • Permitting
    • Industry Issues
    • DBIC
    • Advocacy
    The new documents culminate several months of work by county staff and MBAKS membership, painstakingly working to improve the new submittal documents. The new checklists will go into effect August 24.
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