Local governments’ role in permitting process focus of June public meetings

Allen County Board of Commissioners Seal

News release from Allen County:

Local Governments’ Role in Permitting Process Focus of June Public Meetings
Report to review ways to encourage business growth and development

(June 8, 2012) — Public input on areas in which the City of Fort Wayne and Allen County could improve local codes and procedures to further encourage business investment and growth will be discussed at a pair of meetings in June.

The Legislative Streamlining project is part of the Joint Permitting Oversight Committee’s continuing effort to improve, clarify, simplify and streamline the permitting process. The committee’s consultant, Clarion Associates, will present its report on barriers to development along with recommended changes aimed at helping make Fort Wayne and Allen County the best place to start or grow a business.

Two meetings have been scheduled at Citizens Square, 200 East Berry Street, so the public can ask questions and provide input on this portion of the project:

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[li]June 25 at 7:00 p.m. in Room 035 (Council Chambers); and[/li]
[li]June 26 at 9:30 a.m. in Room 045 (Omni Room)[/li]

The full report and an executive summary can be reviewed online at the Allen County website — www.allencounty.us; or the City of Fort Wayne website — www.cityoffortwayne.org.

The joint board consists of County Commissioner Nelson Peters, County Council members Roy Buskirk and Larry Brown, Fort Wayne City Council members Tom Smith and Russ Jehl, and Fort Wayne Deputy Mayor Mark Becker.

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