Tag: regulatory reform

RESTAURANT PERMITTING REGULATORY REFORM

October 29th, 2013

Starting a restaurant is one of the most frequent ways that people launch a small business career. It’s especially common in immigrant communities, where it is often the first way newcomers can establish themselves, serving their fellow community members and bringing new variety to the City’s food scene. Yet getting permits for a restaurant is […]

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MY TOP TEN LIST FOR 2012

January 11th, 2013

2012 was my first year as Chair of the Planning, Land Use, and Sustainability (PLUS) Committee.  I also Chaired the Council’s Special Committees on the SR 520 Project and the Library Levy, and was Vice-Chair of the Special Committee on Yesler Terrace.  I continued to serve as the Council representative on the Sound Transit Board […]

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REGULATORY REFORM PACKAGE APPROVED BY COUNCIL

July 24th, 2012

On Monday, July 23, the Council unanimously approved Council Bill 117430, a regulatory reform package that makes a series of modest changes to land use regulations.  Consistent with Economic Recovery Resolution 31282, adopted in 2011, these changes will promote economic development by making regulatory processes less convoluted and allowing more creativity in business locations and […]

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REMOVING MINIMUM PARKING REQUIREMENTS WHERE UNNEEDED

May 10th, 2012

On Wednesday, May 9, the Council’s Planning, Land Use, and Sustainability Committee (PLUS) agreed to a revised proposal developed by the Seattle Planning Commission that adds portions of the City to the area already exempt from minimum parking requirements.  The action is part of a larger package of regulatory reforms designed to stimulate economic activity […]

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