Supervisors forms committee to examine good, bad in permitting process

RIVERSIDE (CNS) - Riverside County supervisors voted unanimously today to form an ad hoc committee to conduct a top-down examination of the county's permitting and planning processes and determine how to make them leaner and faster for individuals and businesses with projects. Supervisors Jeff Hewitt and Kevin Jeffries brought the proposal forward, asking that they be named as principals on the temporary committee, which seeks to complete its business by the end of the year. The full Board of Supervisors supported the appointments. "With stringent environmental rules, safety standards and liability exposure, planning and permitting processes in California are inherently complicated,'' the supervisors wrote in documents posted to the board's agenda. "Whether one tries to build a pool, gar
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