BEUTLER FORMS ADVISORY COMMITTEE FOR REFORM OF DEVELOPMENT SERVICES
Mayor Chris Beutler today announced that he is appointing an advisory committee to work on the creation of a Development Services Center (DSC) in City government. The DSC will be a “one-stop shop” for the review, permitting and inspection of development projects. The Development Service Reform Advisory Committee will provide feedback on how to best meet the needs of the industry.
“Partnership is the key to problem-solving, and the new committee will create the public-private partnership we need to move forward,” Beutler said. “The concepts embodied in the Development Services Center are central to cutting the red tape that slows development, increases expenses, and undermines our community’s economic growth.”
So far, the Mayor has appointed nine people from the private sector to the committee:
Committee members will survey members of the organizations they represent to compile a complete inventory of specific issues, concerns and problems they see with the current system. The committee also will advise the City on solutions to those problems.
Beutler said the DSC would lead to several changes:
“I envision a day when homebuilders plan a single afternoon to deal with the City instead of days or weeks,” Beutler said. “I envision a day when going to City Hall to get permits is synonymous with progress and good feelings, rather than delay and dread. Together, I know we can get there.”