Hemet City Council considers owner land lien process to speed up subdivision plans for builders

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Following a lengthy work session, the Hemet City Council approved on first reading an ordinance that would allow lien agreements as securities for subdivision improvements to speed up the development process for land developers. The council and staff sought to encourage developers and landowners to subdivide their land for housing tracts that would help the economic growth of the city. According to staff, the amendment proposed would add another method, outside of cash deposits, surety bonds and letters of credit by the landowner or developer to assure the construction and installation of needed streets, sewers, water infrastructure, storm drains, etc. by the builder of the subdivision before it can be approved. Staff said in their report that often a land owner or developer may not
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