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The Landlord Training class helps income property owners and managers build a foundation of partnership with their tenants and with city agencies, to create safe communities and residences.
BDS collects fees under various fee schedules to fund inspections, plan review, permit issuance, land use review, customer assistance, and other functions.
This is a busy time for the bureau as we plan for the next fiscal year (FY 2015-16), and changes have been made to the Requested Budget BDS submitted in early February.
The assessment will encompass a review of the bureau’s overall health and culture as well as its organizational structure, with the goals of strengthening morale and teamwork, enhancing operational effectiveness, and aligning the bureau’s structure with staffing and service delivery goals.
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.
On May 1, 2015, the Bureau of Development Services Residential Inspections launched an online customer inspection notification system that replaced daily telephone calls residential inspectors.
The Information Technology Advancement Project (ITAP) is the City’s technology initiative to move the City's development review process to a paperless system. The paperless process will allow online access to the City bureaus' permitting and case services.
Recent updates to the BDS Webpages and Informational Documents
RICAP 7, RICAP 8 and Accessory Structure Amendments are all in the pipeline.
All Bureau of Development Services and Interagency Offices will be closed on Monday, May 25, 2015 in observance of Memorial Day.