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  • JumpStart Seattle Big Business Tax Adopted by City Council

    Posted on Jul 10, 2020 in:
    • SBC
    • Industry Issues
    • Taxes & Fees
    • Advocacy
    This tax is projected to raise more than $200 million per year, earmarked for affordable housing, business assistance, and community development. Unlike the ill-fated "head tax," JumpStart Seattle would target large companies with highly paid employees.
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  • SDCI Releases New Shaping Seattle Map for Researching Permits

    Posted on Jul 10, 2020 in:
    • Permitting
    • Industry Issues
    • SBC
    • Advocacy
    This new, mobile-first map allows users to find active construction, land use, and design review permits in their neighborhood.
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  • Snohomish County Tomorrow Discusses Population Growth Trends

    Posted on Jul 10, 2020 in:
    • Growth Management
    • Industry Issues
    • DBIC
    • Advocacy
    The presentation included information from the Office of Financial Management’s recently released April 1, 2020 population estimates. Also included are more detailed graphs and tables for individual jurisdictions.
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  • Shoreline Proposes Amendments to Development Code

    Posted on Jul 10, 2020 in:
    • Industry Issues
    • RBC
    • Building Codes
    • Advocacy
    Among other things, the proposal includes administrative approval for final plats, site configuration clarification for townhomes, tree replacement requirements if roots are damaged by construction, and clarification for when a private street is required.
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  • MBAKS Joins Redmond Housing Action Plan Focus Group

    Posted on Jul 2, 2020 in:
    • Housing Affordability
    • Industry Issues
    • Advocacy
    • RBC
    The focus group will help shape the plan by discussing the availability of housing in Redmond, determine top housing issues, determine challenges and opportunities for building housing, and identify what’s working and not in the permitting process for developing housing.
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