In the current economic downturn, the Fresno City Planning Commission and the entire building permit process is an obstruction to any orderly means to encourage new building or finish old applications.
The first order of business should be to eliminate four of every five related agencies and combine them into one so there would be one person directly in charge.
The nature of the current self-important, insensitive functionaries is to impede any semblance of accountability or response to a time line. There seems to be no communications between the planning office, citizen's review committee, redevelopment agency, airport authority and flood control district, let alone utility agencies, school district, fire, etc.
The entire permit process has been allowed to become dysfunctional.
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Leland T. Haun