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Regulatory Improvement (RICAP)

  • Regulatory Improvement Code Amendment Project

The Regulatory Improvement Code Amendment Projects (RICAP, pronounced "ree-cap") continually update and improve City building and land use regulations that hinder desirable development. Suggestions for improving the City's development codes are entered into the Regulatory Improvement Requests (RIR) database. Issues that require major policy changes are not addressed through RICAP but are evaluated through separate legislative projects. RICAP addresses technical matters and clarifications or refinement of existing adopted policy in typically a one-year revolving work plan. 


Get Involved

Receive information and updates about Regulatory Improvement projects. Contact Morgan Tracy to share your comments on the RICAP 6 Discussion Draft (through Feb. 21, 2014).

Regulatory Improvement Request (RIR) Database

Browse the Regulatory Improvement Database or suggest a code fix or identify an issue

RICAP 6 Staff Contacts

Who to contact for specific components of RICAP 6

Heartbleed Security Notice

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