Seattle City Light Launches New Website for Electrical Service Request Applications

Seattle City Light has launched a new Electrical Service Request Application website. The new web-based system will streamline the process for requesting electrical services and cut down on paper submittals used to process electrical service requests.

Customers will also be able to easily navigate through the online application when requesting new or upgraded electric services. Additional instructions and resources are also provided on the site to assist customers with the application. Commercial customers will still need to submit paper drawings with their application.

To access the online electrical service request application, please visit www.seattle.gov/light/electricservice/application.asp.

New Commissioners Sought for Seattle Design Commission

Mayor Ed Murray is looking for two new members for the Seattle Design Commission – an Urban Designer and Fine Artist, with terms beginning March 2016.

Commission members are appointed by the Mayor and confirmed by City Council for up to two 2‐year terms. The 10‐member commission is comprised of architects, urban designers, environmental designers, urban planners, landscape architects, engineers, members‐at‐large, and one member from Get Engaged, the YMCA Young Civic Leaders Program.

Established in 1968, the Seattle Design Commission advises City officials on the design and environmental effects of capital improvement projects. Members also help select consultants for City projects. The Commission meets during the day on the first and third Thursdays of each month. In addition, members serve on project subcommittees and represent the commission on other advisory boards. Members work an average of 15 to 20 hours a month and cannot contract with the City on any capital improvement project reviewed by the commission. Commission members receive an hourly rate as compensation for their service.

To be considered, please send a letter of interest and resume by December 1, 2015, to:

Mayor Ed Murray c/o:
Michael Jenkins, Director – Seattle Design Commission
Department of Planning and Development
City of Seattle
700 Fifth Ave., Ste. 2000
PO Box 34019
Seattle, WA 98124‐4019

For more information, contact:
Michael Jenkins, Director – Seattle Design Commission
michael.jenkins@seattle.gov
(206) 386-4024

Construction Codes Advisory Board Seeking Three Representatives

Mayor Edward Murray is seeking candidates for three vacant positions on Seattle’s Construction Codes Advisory Board. The current open positions are for representatives of the following professions or categories:

  • Electrical Contractors
  • Developers or Contractors of Residential Properties
  • General Public

The board is a 13-member body that works together to research, analyze, and make recommendations to the Mayor, City Council, and DPD on the technical codes affecting buildings in Seattle. The board plays an important role in shaping the codes Seattle adopts and how these codes are interpreted. In addition to the board’s advisory role to City officials, the board hears appeals of DPD’s building code decisions. The work requires considered attention to details of highly technical codes. The City relies on the board members’ professional experience and opinions in determining which codes to adopt and to amend.

Board members will be asked to prepare for and attend meetings on the first and third Thursdays at noon in downtown Seattle. The actual frequency of meetings depends on the board’s workload. There may be some months with no meetings or only one meeting.

Strong candidates will be civic-minded, critical thinkers interested in the design and construction of Seattle’s built environment. Individuals selected must have perspective, experience, and talents that will enhance the board. Successful candidates will have a willingness to devote two to six hours a month to board meetings and other board duties.

These positions are voluntary and are appointed by Mayor Murray and confirmed by the City Council. Applicants must live, work, or do business in Seattle. City employees are not eligible to be board members.

The City of Seattle is committed to promoting diversity in the City’s boards and commissions. Women, persons with disabilities, sexual and gender minorities, young persons, senior citizens, persons of color, and immigrants are encouraged to apply.

The application period opens on Wednesday, October 1 and closes Monday, November 3, 2014.

To apply, complete a New Member Application. The application is available on the Construction Code Advisory Board’s webpage at www.seattle.gov/dpd/aboutus/
whoweare/constructioncodeadvisoryboard/default.htm
.

To get a paper application or ask question, please contact:

Julie A. Hines
Staff Liaison and Code Development Analyst
(206) 233-2766
julie.hines@seattle.gov

Seeking Three Representatives to Serve on Construction Codes Advisory Board

Mayor Edward Murray is seeking candidates for three vacant positions on Seattle’s Construction Codes Advisory Board. The current open positions are for representatives of the following professions or categories:

  • Electrical Contractors
  • Developers or Contractors of Residential Properties
  • General Public

The board is a 13-member body that works together to research, analyze, and make recommendations to the Mayor, City Council, and DPD on the technical codes affecting buildings in Seattle. The board plays an important role in shaping the codes Seattle adopts and how these codes are interpreted. In addition to the board’s advisory role to City officials, the board hears appeals of DPD’s building code decisions. The work requires considered attention to details of highly technical codes. The City relies on the board members’ professional experience and opinions in determining which codes to adopt and to amend.

Board members will be asked to prepare for and attend meetings on the first and third Thursdays at noon in downtown Seattle. The actual frequency of meetings depends on the board’s workload. There may be some months with no meetings or only one meeting.

Strong candidates will be civic-minded, critical thinkers interested in the design and construction of Seattle’s built environment. Individuals selected must have perspective, experience, and talents that will enhance the board. Successful candidates will have a willingness to devote two to six hours a month to board meetings and other board duties.

These positions are voluntary and are appointed by Mayor Murray and confirmed by the City Council. Applicants must live, work, or do business in Seattle. City employees are not eligible to be board members.

The City of Seattle is committed to promoting diversity in the City’s boards and commissions. Women, persons with disabilities, sexual and gender minorities, young persons, senior citizens, persons of color, and immigrants are encouraged to apply.

The application period opens on Wednesday, October 1 and closes Monday, November 3, 2014.

To apply, complete a New Member Application. The application is available on the Construction Code Advisory Board’s webpage at www.seattle.gov/dpd/aboutus/
whoweare/constructioncodeadvisoryboard/default.htm
.

To get a paper application or ask question, please contact:

Julie A. Hines
Staff Liaison and Code Development Analyst
(206) 233-2766
julie.hines@seattle.gov

 

New Legibility Requirements for Some Applications

DPD continues to streamline how we process permits and review applications for short plats, lot boundary adjustments, unit lot subdivision, and full subdivision applications. We are also adjusting requirements to meet King County recording standards. Therefore, effective August 1, 2014, the following items must be legible and easy to clearly read:

  • Linework
  • Handwritten corrections
  • Grey scale
  • Symbols

When you submit your application, you need to  make sure that any overlays or superimposed layers or lines on your plan does not make any information difficult to read and/or unrecordable.

For more information, see Tip 213A, Application Requirements for Short Subdivisions and Unit Lot Subdivisions, and Tip 213B, Application Requirements for Lot Boundary Adjustments.

If you have questions, please contact:

Onum Esonu
(206) 233- 7196
onum.esonu@seattle.gov