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Record No: CB 118523    Version: 1 Council Bill No: CB 118523
Type: Ordinance (Ord) Status: Passed
Current Controlling Legislative Body City Clerk
Final Action: 12/17/2015
Ordinance No: Ord 124952
Title: AN ORDINANCE relating to land use; amending Sections 22.170.190, 23.41.018, 23.43.008, 23.43.010, 23.43.012, 23.44.014, 23.44.022, 23.44.024, 23.44.034, 23.45.516, 23.45.518, 23.45.522, 23.45.536, 23.47A.009, 23.47A.014, 23.47A.016, 23.47A.024, 23.49.019, 23.49.036, 23.49.041, 23.50.034, 23.57.008, 23.75.140, 23.84A.014, and 23.84A.028 of the Seattle Municipal Code to integrate low impact development into land development codes, standards, and rules.
Sponsors: Sally Bagshaw
Supporting documents: 1. Summary and Fiscal Note, 2. DPD Director's Report - Low Impact Development Amendments, 3. Low Impact Development Presentation (12/3/15), 4. Signed Ord 124952
CITY OF SEATTLE
ORDINANCE __________________
COUNCIL BILL __________________
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AN ORDINANCE relating to land use; amending Sections 22.170.190, 23.41.018, 23.43.008, 23.43.010, 23.43.012, 23.44.014, 23.44.022, 23.44.024, 23.44.034, 23.45.516, 23.45.518, 23.45.522, 23.45.536, 23.47A.009, 23.47A.014, 23.47A.016, 23.47A.024, 23.49.019, 23.49.036, 23.49.041, 23.50.034, 23.57.008, 23.75.140, 23.84A.014, and 23.84A.028 of the Seattle Municipal Code to integrate low impact development into land development codes, standards, and rules.
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WHEREAS, The City of Seattle (City) has set a goal of managing 700 million gallons of stormwater runoff using green infrastructure, as stated in Council Resolution 31459 and Executive Order 2013-01; and
WHEREAS, the City periodically updates codes to achieve greater consistency with Citywide policy goals; and
WHEREAS, a requirement of the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Municipal Stormwater Permit, which covers the City, directs the City to integrate low impact development into land development codes, standards, and rules; and
WHEREAS, projected population growth and more frequent and severe winter storms in the future require the City to prepare for higher demand on Seattle's drainage and wastewater infrastructure; and
WHEREAS, the City is committed to protecting and restoring receiving water bodies; NOW, THEREFORE,
BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY OF SEATTLE AS FOLLOWS:
Section 1. Section 22.170.190 of the Seattle Municipal Code, last amended by Ordinance 123107, is amended as follows:
22.170.190 General ((R))requirements
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G. Surface ((P))preparation. ((The ground surface))Areas that will receive fill shall be prepared ((to receive fill ))by removing vegetation, non-approved materials, topsoil, and other unsuitable materials, including, but not limited to, mud, peat, and other materials with insufficient strength to satisfy the design, as determined by the Director.
H. Topsoil. N...

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