Code Corrections - What & Why

What Is Happening Now?

The City Council's Land Use and Neighborhoods (LUN) Committee is considering SDCI's proposed yearly Code Correction legislation proposal (commonly referred to as the Omnibus). Please visit the City Clerk's website for the documents under consideration. For other documents, including the environmental (SEPA) decision please visit our project documents page.

The LUN Committee is anticipated to continue their consideration of the legislation next on August 12, 2020.  Please visit their site for an agenda and other information.

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 to 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.