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File #: ROGC 20-176    Version: 1
Type: Rules Committee Reviews, Recommendations and Approvals Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 5/1/2020 In control: Joint Meeting for the Rules and Open Government Committee and Committee of the Whole
On agenda: 5/6/2020 Final action:
Title: Universal Extension of Development and Construction Deadlines Due to COVID-19. (Mayor)
Attachments: 1. Memorandum from the Mayor, 2. Letters from the Public


Universal Extension of Development and Construction Deadlines Due to COVID-19. (Mayor)


Direct the City Manager and City Attorney to review the universe of applicable development and construction deadlines impacted by COVID-19 and return to Council with recommendations for an ordinance that addresses the following:

(1) PBCE has already extended building permit deadlines by 6 months in April 2020. Please provide an update and recommendation on extending deadlines for an additional 6 months, for a total of 12 months, to correspond with expected supply chain and labor delays, as well as the potential for a second wave of infections this fall;

(2) Provide an extension of all entitlements from 2 to 4 years for all projects due to the impacts of COVID-19 on construction timelines due to factors listed above, with the additional factor of significantly diminished investor activity;

(3) Evaluate the forbearance of permit and entitlement fees to ensure that these universal extensions will not have unintended consequences; and

(4) Provide extensions for all fee waivers and reductions to, at a minimum, correspond to the duration of the COVID-19 shelter in place order(s).