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Plans Examiner - July/August 2016 Issue

The Plans Examiner 2016 - July/August Issue


  • Fee Change Update

    Annual Fiscal Year Fee Changes Effective July 1, 2016 and Construction Excise Tax (CET) Effective August 1, 2016

  • ITAP Update

    The ITAP Customer Advisory Committee meets regularly with City staff to receive updates and will be providing input into the design of the new system’s customer portal, as well as testing it and advising the City on outreach and education efforts to the community.

  • BDS Budget & Fee Update

    On June 9, 2016, the City Council adopted the City’s FY 2016-17 Budget, which went into effect on July 1, 2016.

  • Strategic Plan Update

    We are moving closer toward the launch of our new Strategic Plan, currently scheduled for August 2016.

  • Bureau Assessment Update

    Recently staff workgroups met to identify linkages between the assessment and our upcoming Strategic Plan, and to develop action plans for the specific areas identified in the assessment.

  • DRAC Happenings

    DRAC Happenings highlights the activities of the City’s Development Review Advisory Committee (DRAC). The DRAC is the City’s primary advisory body regarding development review.

  • Deconstruction Requirement Implementation

    The new requirements will be administered by the Bureau of Planning and Sustainability and become effective October 31, 2016.

  • Upcoming FREE Lunch and Learn Presentation

    Trees in Development Situations - Friday, August 26, 2016 ~ Noon – 1:00 PM

  • Updates to BDS Webpages and Informational Documents

    BDS webpages, applications and handouts, and code and program guides.

  • Leasing the Public Right-of-Way: Exclusive Utility Vaults

    Title 17, Chapter 17.16.140 (E) Rental or Leasing of Real Property or Public Right-of-Way by the Bureau of Transportation.

  • Bureau of Planning and Sustainability Updates

    New Comp Plan Adopted, CC2035 Proposed Draft released, RIP Online Open House and Questionnaire and etc.