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City of Auburn Scores High on Building Code Effectiveness

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 30, 2012

AUBURN, Wash. – May 23, 2012 – The City of Auburn has received a high rating from the Washington Surveying and Rating Bureau regarding the overall effectiveness of its building codes for residential, commercial and industrial properties. Based on a rating classification of 1 to 10 with 1 being the highest, the City received effectiveness scores of 2 for its adopted building codes and its efforts to implement them.

The Washington Surveying and Rating Bureau is an independent insurance bureau that provides insurance underwriting and rating information to insurers. The Bureau publishes the Building Code Effectiveness Grading Schedule Classification that is used by property and casualty insurers to assist in their underwriting, insurance and premium development programs for residential and non-residential properties. Insurers can use the Building Code Effectiveness Grading Schedule Classification to offer insurance premium discounts to eligible properties in a community.

Auburn’s high scoring makes it more likely that these valuable discounts will be offered to property and business owners in the community.

“The City’s high scoring is the result of the support of Mayor Lewis and the City Council and the hard work of City staff,” said Kevin Snyder, Planning and Development Director. “The City works very hard to maintain a high Building Code Effectiveness Grading Schedule Classification rating to insure that our citizens and businesses will benefit.”

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