The Seattle City Council is considering proposed legislation that would strengthen standards for securing vacant buildings, establish an expedited process for removal of garbage and other debris from sites with vacant buildings, establish an expedited process for demolition of hazardous vacant buildings, and reduce the amount of time that a building on a site in the development permitting process must remain vacant prior to demolition.
The City Council’s Planning, Land Use and Zoning (PLUZ) Committee will hold a public hearing to take comments on the proposed legislation on June 20, 2017, at 9:30 a.m. The hearing will be held in the Seattle City Council Chambers at City Hall: 600 Fourth Avenue, 2nd Floor, Seattle, WA 98104. Information about visiting City Hall is available at: www.seattle.gov/council/meet-the-council/visiting-city-hall.
For those who wish to testify, sign-up sheets will be available starting at 9:00 a.m.
Questions concerning the public hearing may be directed to Spencer Williams in Councilmember Rob Johnson’s office, by calling (206) 684-8808 or via e-mail at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Print and communications access is provided on prior request. Please contact Spencer Williams at (206) 684-8808 as soon as possible to request accommodations for a disability.
Written comments on the proposal will be accepted through 5:00 p.m. on June 19, 2017. Please send comments to Spencer Williams in Councilmember Rob Johnson’s office via e-mail at: email@example.com, or by mail to:
Councilmember Rob Johnson
Seattle City Council
600 4th Avenue, 2nd Floor
PO Box 34025
Seattle, WA 98124-4025
Information regarding the proposed legislation is available at: www.seattle.gov/dpd/codesrules/changestocode/vacantbuildings/whatwhy/default.htm.
Copies of the proposals may be obtained at the Seattle Department of Construction and Inspections Public Resource Center, 700 5th Avenue, Suite 2000 in the Seattle Municipal Tower. The Public Resource Center is open 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, and 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday. The proposal is also available through the City Clerk’s legislation portal: seattle.legistar.com/Legislation.aspx. Please reference Council Bill 118971 in the “Record No:” field.
Questions regarding the proposal may be directed to Christina Ghan of the Seattle Department of Construction and Inspections at (206) 233-3749, firstname.lastname@example.org, or to Ketil Freeman of the City Council Central Staff at (206) 684-8178, email@example.com.