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City Council considers extension to ease rules for home-based businesses beyond the pandemic

The Seattle City Council’s land use committee Wednesday is expected to pound out a short extension of the city’s “Bringing Business Home” legislation, new rules passed during the pandemic that were designed to create flexibility in city codes for small businesses run out of apartments, homes, and garages.

The proposed six-month extension of the program would buy time for the Seattle Department of Construction and Inspections and the Office of Economic Development to come up with “permanent changes to development standards for home occupations,” according to a memo on the extension.

The home-based business policies adopted in 2020 eased a variety of restrictions including allowing entrepreneurs “to operate in a house’s off-street parking stall or garage and have one non-illuminated sign with the business name if it is not larger than 720 square inches.”


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3 months ago

Why are we encouraging more capitalism when we know it just leads to more ills in society?