Re: Affordable Housing
From: Noel Rosenberg (
Date: Sun, 12 Feb 2017 12:38:36 -0800 (PST)
On Sun, 12 Feb 2017, Brian Bartholomew via Cohousing-L wrote:
| Repeal all the site permit requirements unrelated to fire, sewer, wind
| hazards and houses might be buildable for $50K.

That seems extraordinarily short-sighted.  What would we be giving up in 
the process?  Just from your list, dropping sidewalk requirements mean 
streets/neighborhoods that are less walkable.  There are plenty of safety 
regulations that have nothing to do with fire or wind codes.  And that is 
just a start on a list.

Which is all to say that permit requirments, like any laws or regulations, 
make trade-offs and I find it valuable to always look at the specifics of 
them rather than making blanket statements like that.


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