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  • MBA Staff Appointed to Regional Affordable Housing Task Force

    Posted on Sep 15, 2017 in:
    • Housing Affordability
    • Advocacy
    King County External Relations Manager Patricia Akiyama has been selected to serve on the Regional Affordable Housing Task Force—Standing Advisory Panel (SAP), which will advise Task Force members as they learn about the extent of our housing problem and begin to develop solutions.
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  • Snohomish County Health District Adopts Water Catchment Policy

    Posted on Sep 15, 2017 in:
    • Environment
    • Advocacy
    Passage of Ordinance 17-01 was the final step in the process for permitting the systems.
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  • Mukilteo Launches New Map Site

    Posted on Sep 8, 2017 in:
    • Permitting
    • Advocacy
    The city of Mukilteo has launched a new public mapping portal that includes helpful features to those considering doing business there, including a parcel viewer and a plat finder.
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  • Snohomish County Moving to Online Inspection Scheduling

    Posted on Sep 8, 2017 in:
    • Permitting
    • Advocacy
    Snohomish County is transitioning inspection appointment scheduling online. You can still schedule appointments as you always have, but eventually the system will be all online.
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  • Snohomish County Looks to Address Two-Foot Rule

    Posted on Sep 8, 2017 in:
    • Advocacy
    • Building Codes
    Snohomish County is working on potential solutions to its problematic two-foot rule, which requires cuts and fills to be set back a minimum of two feet from property lines, resulting lost land, design difficulties, very small yards, and even lost density.
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