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Plans Examiner - July/August 2013

The Plans Examiner 2013 - July/August Issue


  • BDS Welcomes Commissioner Fritz!

    On Tuesday, June 4, 2013, Mayor Charlie Hales reassigned all City bureaus to Council Members. BDS was assigned to Commissioner Amanda Fritz.

  • Bureau of Development Services Expands Permit Center Business Hours For All Services

    Effective July 9, 2013, the Bureau of Development Services’ (BDS) Permit Center will be expanding its hours of operation to add two additional full days for permit activities.

  • BDS Budget Update

    The full City Council approved Mayor Hales’ FY (fiscal year) 2013-14 Proposed Budget on May 29th, and the final budget was officially adopted on June 20th.

  • Update on Information Technology Advancement Project (ITAP)

    The ITAP Team is pleased to announce improvements to the permit plan review process for both residential and commercial permits.

  • BDS Fee Changes

    BDS collects fees under various fee schedules to fund inspections, plan review, permit issuance, land use review, customer assistance, and other functions.

  • DRAC Happenings

    DRAC Happenings highlights the activities of the City's Development Review Advisory Committee (DRAC). The DRAC is the City's primary advisory body regarding development review.

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