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Development Agreements

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1. What would change for single family homes and townhouses on individual lots?
2. What rules will change if I own property next to (or near) a wetland, stream, steep slope or other critical area?
3. Will these changes make our urban villages more like Central Issaquah?
4. What is a development agreement?
5. Why end the development agreements?
6. What are the City's goals for ending the development agreements?
7. The roads in the Issaquah Highlands and Talus are too narrow. Will that be fixed?
8. What will happen with the unbuilt property at Issaquah Highlands and Talus?
9. Will the open space near my house be protected or can it be developed in the future?
10. Can parks and trails be changed if these new rules are adopted?
11. Will trees be as regulated in the Urban Villages as they are in the rest of the City?
12. Why haven’t I heard about this before now?
13. What is a FAR (Floor Area Ratio) and why is the City proposing it?
14. What is a Transfer of Development Rights (TDR) and where would the City allow those to be used?

Development Services

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1. Do I need a permit for a fence?
2. How do I know where my property lines are?
3. Can I pay for my permit with a credit card?

False Alarms

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1. What can I do to prevent false alarms?
2. Who is Alarm Tracking and Billing Services (ATB)?
3. What if I purchase a new alarm system?
4. Why does the City have a false alarm reduction program?
5. When did the City’s new alarm rules take affect?
6. What is considered a false alarm?
7. Who is required to register their alarms?
8. How do I register my existing alarm?
9. How long does the permit last?
10. What are the fines for a false alarm?
11. Can I appeal the fines?
12. What if I cancel the false alarm?
13. What if I have only had one false alarm?
14. When may police not respond to my alarm?
15. What is Enhanced Call Verification and Burglar Alarm Confirmation?

Flood Insurance

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1. How do I get flood insurance?
2. When is flood insurance required?
3. Do you have to be located in a floodplain to obtain flood insurance?
4. Does the City manage the flood insurance program?
5. I have lived here forever and have never been flooded. Why do I need flood insurance?
6. How can my property be removed from the floodplain maps?
7. What does the City do to make flood insurance more affordable?

Flood Maps

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1. Can I build in the floodplain?
2. What types of flood hazard zones are shown on a Flood Insurance Rate Map?

Flooding

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1. What is a 100-year flood?
2. Why is the City prone to flooding?
3. Why can't I build a flood wall around my property?
4. Can I remove fallen trees from the stream since they may cause flooding?

Jail

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1. How do I post bail or a bond?
2. Who is currently in the Issaquah Jail?
3. How do I find my court date or an inmate’s court date?
4. Can I leave money for an inmate?
5. Can I bring clothing to an inmate?
6. Can I bring books or magazines to an inmate?
7. Can I leave toiletries for an inmate?
8. Can I call an inmate?
9. Can an inmate call me?
10. Can I email an inmate?
11. I have been sentenced by the court to jail time. How do I turn myself in to the jail to begin my sentence?
12. How much does it cost to stay at the jail if ordered at my own expense?
13. What is PREA?
14. How do inmates report sexual misconduct?
15. How do I report sexual misconduct?

Jury Duty

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1. What if I want my jury service postponed or excused?

Municipal Court Fines

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1. Need additional time to pay your fines?

Picnic Shelters

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1. How far in advance do I need to submit a rental application?
2. What is the rain and cancelation policy?
3. Can I bring a BBQ grill to the park for my picnic?
4. Is there power and water available at the picnic shelter?
5. Can we bring extra tables and chairs to the shelter?
6. Are we allowed to serve alcohol at the picnic shelter?
7. Can I hire a caterer for my event?
8. Who can I contact for more information?

Police

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1. Where do I find information on Issaquah's jail?
2. How do I register my security alarm?
3. How do I request a police record?
4. Where do I find vehicle collision reports and forms?
5. How do I look up criminal history information?
6. How do I apply for an alien firearm license?
7. How do I obtain or renew my driver's license?
8. How do I apply for a Concealed Weapons Permit?
9. How do I apply for a firearms dealer license?
10. What are the City's fireworks rules?
11. Where can I find the City's municipal code?
12. Where can I find public defender information?
13. Does the City have speed cameras?
14. How do I deal with wildlife issues?

Police Employment

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1. How I do apply to your department as a lateral officer?
2. How many positions are available?
3. When should I apply?
4. How long does the background investigation take?
5. Do laterals have to go through field training?
6. Do laterals have to attend a police academy?
7. Do I have to live within a certain distance from Issaquah?
8. What will my hours of work be?
9. How long must I be with your department before I can move to a higher rank or a specialty position?

Pollution Prevention

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1. How do I report a spill?
2. Why is pet waste a problem?
3. What is a water quality violation?
4. What are prohibited discharges?

Pool

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1. What are the hours for public and lap swimming?
2. How do I register for a swim lesson or pool program?
3. What do I need to bring to swim at the pool?
4. What is the length and depth of the pool?
5. When is the diving board available?
6. Is there a gender age limit on locker room use?
7. What type of sanitizer is used in the pool water?

Program Proposal

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1. How can I apply?
2. When should I apply?
3. What happens after I apply?
4. Why would a proposal be declined?
5. What type of marketing and promotion will my program receive?
6. How are service providers paid?

Senior Services

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1. How do I access the Issaquah Senior Center?
2. How do I qualify for a Gold Pass?
3. How can I stay informed about senior programs and services?

Stream / Habitat Restoration

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1. Can the City buy my property along the creek?

Traffic

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1. Why are "SLOW - Children at Play" signs so rare?
2. Why aren’t all crosswalks at intersections painted?
3. How does the City determine speed limits?
4. How does the City determine which intersections include stop signs?

Tree Removal

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1. Do I need a permit to remove a tree?
2. Is there a tree removal fee?
3. Can any tree be removed from my property?
4. How do I know if a tree is located within a critical area, buffer or NGPE or if the tree is otherwise protected?
5. Are all trees regulated and exactly what defines a “tree?”
6. What about hazard trees?
7. Can hazard trees be removed from critical areas?
8. What about emergency situations?
9. Do hazard trees count toward my one and five year tree allowances?
10. How is tree removal on non-single family properties handled?
11. What if I need to remove trees to make way for a home expansion or other development project?
12. What if I want a tree removed from a City ROW or public property?
13. What if I want a tree removed from my neighbor’s property?
14. Are there other regulations pertaining to trees aside from tree removal restrictions?
15. What should I do if I think trees are being removed illegally?
16. What are the penalties for illegally removing trees?
17. What if a tree in or near a power line needs to be trimmed?

Utility Billing

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1. Can I pay my utility bill automatically?
2. How do I request a leak adjustment?