Looks like the Times- Standard didn’t bother to make the story available online, but today’s paper has a story on some city council business in Trinidad that kind of gets me going:
Councildude, Dean Heyenga wants to give residents a discount on the permit fee residents need to pay for installing solar equipment. Well, good for him.
I never really thought much about the subject of building permits until I had a new roof put on my house some years ago. I forget how much the permit was. It was a percentage of the cost of the job and, for me, was a sizeable amount of money.
Why people have to pay for a building permit and then have someone, who might well know less about construction than the guy doing the work, come and inspect it, is something most people just accept. I don’t.