Grand jury: El Dorado County improperly waived building fees
... In studying the fees waived between 2009 and Oct. 3, 2013, the grand jury found three examples of permit fees waived with no justification in the county’s policy for doing so.
They included one for grading and asbestos dust mitigation when fees already paid were reimbursed, one for building a wheelchair access ramp for a homeowner whose teenage son was severely injured, and large-scale waivers of fees for property owners who lost structures in the 2007 Angora fire.
Though the ...
Reducing the pain of rebuilding: TRPA will waive fees if replacement home is same size: http://www.tahoedailytribune.com/article/20070627/NEWS/106270061.
TRPA Executive Director John Singlaub, who has taken flak for the agency's policies on tree cutting, said there is a provision for rebuilding after a fire.
"We're very clear we're trying to make this -- and it's all in the code -- to make this as painless as possible for people to rebuild," Singlaub said.
Roughly 200 structures were burned to the ground in the fire, which ravaged neighborhoods off Lake Tahoe Boulevard and North Upper Truckee.
Fees associated with air, water and environmental qualities will be waived, but only if owners decide to build homes similar to their destroyed homes....