Business Journal: Sacramento Streamlines Building Rules

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(Sacramento, CA)
Tuesday, April 1, 2008
After three years restructuring how Sacramento handles development applications, the city has gone from the worst to first in an annual Business Journal survey. The survey asks developers, contractors, architects and engineers to rate building and planning departments of cities and counties in the region. The city of Sacramento ranked last in the first survey conducted in 2003. This year’s jump to first come after sweeping reforms in the city’s procedures. Other big movers on this year’s survey include Woodland and Davis, which both jumped four positions higher among the 16 communities rated. The only significant decline was the city of Rocklin, which fell from first place last year to seventh this year.