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Record No: CB 120400    Version: Council Bill No: CB 120400
Type: Ordinance (Ord) Status: Passed
Current Controlling Legislative Body City Clerk
On agenda: 9/27/2022
Ordinance No: Ord 126684
Title: AN ORDINANCE relating to land use and zoning; updating regulations to allow virtual meetings for the Design Review program and other land use permit processes following the termination of the civil emergency proclaimed by the Mayor on March 3, 2020, and discontinuation of temporary modifications of procedures enacted in Ordinance 126188; amending Sections 23.41.008, 23.42.057, 23.76.011, 23.76.012, 23.76.015, 23.76.016, 23.76.024, 23.76.046, 23.76.052, and 23.84A.025 of the Seattle Municipal Code; and ratifying and confirming certain prior acts.
Sponsors: Dan Strauss
Supporting documents: 1. Summary and Fiscal Note, 2. Director's Report, 3. Central Staff Memo, 4. Amendment 1, 5. Signed Ordinance 126684, 6. Affidavit of Publication
CITY OF SEATTLE
ORDINANCE __________________
COUNCIL BILL __________________
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AN ORDINANCE relating to land use and zoning; updating regulations to allow virtual meetings for the Design Review program and other land use permit processes following the termination of the civil emergency proclaimed by the Mayor on March 3, 2020, and discontinuation of temporary modifications of procedures enacted in Ordinance 126188; amending Sections 23.41.008, 23.42.057, 23.76.011, 23.76.012, 23.76.015, 23.76.016, 23.76.024, 23.76.046, 23.76.052, and 23.84A.025 of the Seattle Municipal Code; and ratifying and confirming certain prior acts.
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WHEREAS, a civil emergency related to public health proclaimed on March 3, 2020, affected the ability to hold in-person public meetings; and
WHEREAS, Ordinance 126188 enacted temporary modifications of procedures including those relating to holding public meetings using electronic communication methods; and
WHEREAS, those temporary code modifications will be repealed in 2022 and removed from the code; and
WHEREAS, the Seattle Department of Construction and Inspections determines that retaining the ability to hold certain kinds of public meetings using electronic communication tools as an option increases public participation, removes barriers to access, and increases collaboration; NOW, THEREFORE,
BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY OF SEATTLE AS FOLLOWS:
Section 1. Intent. To allow ongoing review of permit applications during the COVID-19 civil emergency, the City passed Ordinance 126188 temporarily suspending or modifying certain procedures related to permit decisions in Seattle Municipal Code Titles 23 and 25, including those for public meetings. Temporary modifications and suspensions to certain procedures in Seattle Municipal Code Titles 23 and 25 made by Ordinance 126188 will be automatically repealed 60 days after the termination of the civil emergency without City Council action, according to Section 24 of Ordinance 126188. This...

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