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The Regulatory Improvement Code Amendment Projects (RICAP, pronounced "ree-cap") address a 2002 City Council resolution which sought to continually “update and improve City building and land use regulations that hinder desirable development."
Suggestions for improving the City's codes come from issues identified by other City bureaus, members of the public and the development community. These suggestions are entered into the Regulatory Improvement Requests (RIR) database. Suggestions are prioritized based on the geographic reach of the issue, the severity of impact or how often the issue arises, and room for improvement of the existing regulation.
Issues that may require a major change in policy are not addressed through RICAP. Due to their complexity, and the specialized knowledge required to evaluate and respond to these more challenging policy matters, they are addressed through separate legislative projects.
RICAP addresses technical matters and clarifications or refinement of existing adopted policy in typically a one-year revolving workplan. The RICAP program was initiated in 2006 but was suspended in 2011 due to budget cuts. RICAP 6 has been reinstated for the 2013 fiscal year.
Background information and documents about current Regulatory Improvement projects
Receive information and updates about Regulatory Improvement projects
Calendar of RICAP events and hearings
Latest news and updates from the RICAP program
Browse the Regulatory Improvement Database or suggest a code fix or identify an issue
Who to contact for specific components of RICAP 6