The following article was acquired from the ClarkCountyToday.com news site.
Community Development interim director presents plans to address Citygate findings
Strategies designed to address recommendations to improve county’s building permitting and review process
VANCOUVER — In a meeting before the Clark County Council this week, Mitch Nickolds, interim director of Community Development, presented strategies for implementing recommendations from a recent performance review of the county’s building permitting and review process.
The review was performed by Citygate Associates, LLC and outlines 36 recommendations for updating the county’s construction permitting process.
Nickolds suggested creating a Functional Oversight Team comprised of permit process stakeholders who will identify and eliminate permit processing impediments.
Nickolds discussed other top priorities including:
Actions have been initiated to make immediate permit process and review improvements
Setting up permit customers for success with permit applications and inspections on the first attempt
Establishing performance measurement for accountability and quality assurance and control during Citygate implementation
Monitor and facilitate continuous permit process improvement on an ongoing basis.
For more information on the building and permit process, visit the county’s website at www.clark.wa.gov/community-development.