Limited and Open Government
Utah faces a real estate crunch, both residential and commercial. Making it faster and easier to get a building permit could relieve some of that pressure.
Rather than ask Utahns to weave through a patchwork of confusing regulations, Senate Bill 204 would ensure that permitting processes throughout the state meet three simple and common-sense rules.
When the permitting process is too complicated, too expensive, or takes too long to accomplish, it's more than just a headache—it can be downright dangerous.
With no deadline by which a permit decision has to be made, issuing entities can indefinitely postpone consideration of an application, effectively denying it.
Permits were intended to be straightforward and a means to protect the safety and rights of others. But over time they have been used to restrict opportunity and freedom.
The following op-ed was published by Fox Business last week. The Colorado governor signed a bill into law this month that will allow children to operate a lemonade stand. without a permit. You didn’t know they...
The national media is now shining the spotlight on a restrictive Brigham City ordinance requiring a permit for political speech, and requiring permit holders to exercise their individual right within a specially marked...