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Thursday, January 31, 2013

Ind. Gov't. - "Permitting process cuts out public: Proposal would end hearings for some projects"

Paul Wyche reports in the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette in a story that begins:

A plan to eliminate many of the hoops that developers have to jump through would leave the public out of the discussion in many instances.

Fort Wayne and Allen County officials on Wednesday continued their series of meetings to explain proposed changes meant to streamline the area’s land-use permitting process. A major goal of the $1.4 million plan is to become more business-friendly.

That, however, will come with a cost: Ending public hearings on projects near residential areas.

Posted by Marcia Oddi on January 31, 2013 10:09 AM
Posted to Indiana Government