Kootenai County Democrats Resolutions 

KOOTENAI COUNTY DEMOCRATIC CENTRAL COMMITTEE

A RESOLUTION IN SUPPORT OF REPEALING KOOTENAI COUNTY ORDINANCE 522 (BUILDING CODE OPT-OUT PROVISION)

Whereas the construction codes adopted by the State of Idaho are intended to safeguard the public health, safety, and general welfare of Kootenai County citizens who occupy new and existing structures;

Whereas Kootenai County’s population is growing at a rate of 2.93% and the construction, real estate, finance, and development industries benefit economically from compliance with construction codes adopted by the State of Idaho;

Whereas property values, insurance rates and financing opportunities for Kootenai County residents are negatively affected by improperly constructed building structures; and

Whereas the businesses and citizens of Kootenai County overwhelmingly voiced opposition to ordinance Options 1, 2 and 4 as presented by the Kootenai County Commissioners at a public meeting March 19, 2018; now, therefore be it

Resolved, that the Kootenai County Democratic Central Committee

1. supports the repeal of Ordinance 522 as adopted by the Kootenai County Commissioners on March 19, 2018; and

2. advocates for the adoption of Option 3 (adoption of the updated construction codes as amended by the State of Idaho) as presented by the Kootenai County Commissioners at a public hearing on March 19, 2018.