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Notice Requirements for Construction in the Public Way

The Council recently approved a proposal that requires a company to give you notice if they want a permit for construction in the public way near you.

Under the proposal, notice must include:

  • Name of the permit holder performing the construction
  • Purpose of the construction
  • Phone number and email for the permit holder so residents know who to contact with questions or concerns.

Additional requirements may be found starting on page three of the Administration’s transmittal.

In the past, the Council heard from constituents concerned about construction projects in the public right of way near their home. This proposal will help provide residents with advance notice of nearby public way construction projects. 

March 22, 2022 Council Action

The Council adopted the ordinance at the Tuesday, March 22 meeting.

Watch the Council action


March 1, 2022 Council Discussion

The Council held a follow-up discussion on input received from the public and stakeholders on the updated proposal. Council Members indicated support to require notice to all properties adjacent to construction work in the public right of way. Council Members also clarified their intent that permit holders pay for the cost of notifications.

Read the Council staff report and watch the discussion.


February 1, 2022 Public Hearing

The Council held a public hearing on the proposed changes. The Council closed the hearing and will consider taking action at a future meeting.

Watch the hearing


January 11, 2022 Council Discussion

The Council discussed an updated proposal from the Mayor’s Administration, which includes notification requirements for both aboveground and underground construction. Council Members indicated support of the updated proposal and set a public hearing for Tuesday, February 1 at 7 p.m.

Read the Council staff report and watch the discussion.


February 9, 2021 Council Discussion

The Council discussed the current notification process and other possible changes to the ordinance. Many Council Members expressed concerns with the current process and asked the Mayor’s Administration to come back with recommendations to simplify the process and provide more clarity in the public notices. Additionally, they directed staff to include under-ground work as part of the noticing requirements.

Read the Council staff report and watch the discussion.

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