Code Corrections - What & Why

What Is Happening Now?

SDCI has completed draft legislation, a Director’s Report explaining the legislation, and environmental (SEPA) review for its yearly Code Correction legislation proposal (commonly referred to as the Omnibus). Please visit our project documents page to read the legislation and related documents.

The proposal includes amendments to the Land Use Code (Title 23) and related regulations in Chapters 22.214 (Rental Registration and Inspection) and 25.09 (Environmentally Critical Areas) to improve various regulations. The proposed amendments generally include "clean-up" amendments that make minor updates, correct inadvertent clerical errors and incorrect cross-references, and clarify existing code language. Residents, elected officials, and City staff helped identify the amendments.

Project Benefits

The ordinance:

  • Clarifies regulations to be consistent with the City Council's original intent
  • Provides consistency and predictability for neighbors and permit applicants
  • Corrects errors and omissions, and clarifies existing Code language

The End Result

The Mayor will send final legislation to the City Council for their consideration in early 2020.