San Diego City Council Talks Regulatory Relief
Cut the red tape and get people back to work was the central theme during a Monday evening workshop on regulatory relief held by the San Diego city council. A nearly full house was on hand for the three hour workshop that focused on ways to improve the city’s regulatory process in an effort to jump start the local economy. The workshop was organized by Council President Tony Young and Councilmember Lorie Zapf and brought out businesses large and small.
The BIA presented a host of recommendations on issues involving project processing and regulatory reforms. BIA Chairman, Russ Haley addressed the council with a list of 20 recommendations designed to stimulate construction activity in the hopes of getting some of the 40,000 unemployed construction workers back to work in San Diego. The list also included a call to expand the fee deferral program to include water and waste water fees and the creation of a ‘Little Hoover Commission’ to explore ways to further improve the land use process.
The city council will consider the proposals as part of their 2012 legislative goals.
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