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August 2013

Governmental Affairs Reporter

By NWREporter

August 2013

A quarterly report from your Seattle-King County Association of REALTORS®
Period Covered: April - June 2013

For complete text click here (PDF 1.546KB).

Your Seattle-King County Association of REALTORS® (SKCAR) is involved on these issues on your behalf:

King County: Buildable Lands Report Update Will Affect Future Housing Inventories and the Supply of New Homes in King County and Its Cities

Land Use & Development Regulations

  • SEATTLE: Climate Action Plan
  • AUBURN: City Considers Wetland Ordinance Amendments
  • AUBURN: Progress on Downtown Cavanaugh Property Announced
  • AUBURN: City Council Authorizes Mayor to Negotiate for Sale of Downtown Property
  • GREEN RIVER: System Wide Improvement Framework (SWIF)
  • SEATTLE: 12,000 Households and 22,000 Jobs Slated for South Lake Union


  • MAPLE VALLEY: State Law Changed to Allow City to Annex the "Donut Hole"

Impact Fees

  • LOCAL CITIES Will Not Be Required to Defer Fees Until Closing (Or Occupancy) Unless
  • Legislature Overrides Governor's Veto of House Bill 1652


  • KENT: City to Offer Workshop to Provide B&O Tax Filing Assistance

In Other News

  • KING COUN TY: Purchase of Development Rights to 43,000 Acres of White River Forest
  • Sound Cities Association Involved In Possible Legislation to Fund WRIAs

Political Affairs

  • KING COUN TY: Parks and Zoo Levy To Be On August Ballot
  • PACIFIC: June 25 Vote on Recall of City of Pacific's Mayor Cy Sun
  • Elections in 2013
  • SKCR Voting Guides

For complete text click here (PDF 1.546KB).

The REALTOR® Governmental Affairs Reporter is a quarterly publication produced by SKCAR to inform members about current issues and successes within your Governmental Affairs Department. Our next publication will be released in October 2013.

Contact David Crowell at (425) 974-1011 if there are any local legislative issues that need SKCAR's attention.