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Would you support a policy requiring the City’s Development Services department to achieve its goal of 90% permit review completion within 15 business days across all departments/disciplines by April 2019? (Y/N/Explain)

Vincent Harding

City Council, District 1

Yes A concern that I have heard on the campaign trail is the frustration with how long the permitting review process takes. We should provide clearer rules and empower staff to make decisions. Delays in the permitting process ultimately result in higher costs for the consumer. I have spoken to business industry leaders and the permitting process not only impacts the costs but whether leaders are willing to try to build denser units which would result in a less expensive housing option than a single family home.