Melendez’s Bill Streamlining Approval of Building Permits Passes Assembly Local Government Committee

AB 2192 would expedite construction of local housing projects, the assemblywoman says.

Patch file photo by Renee Schiavone.
Patch file photo by Renee Schiavone.
The following is a news release from the office of Assemblywoman Melissa Melendez: 

Assemblywoman Melissa A. Melendez, R-Lake Elsinore, announced Wednesday her bill, Assembly Bill 2192, to streamline the process of approving building permits passed out of the Assembly Local Government Committee.


“In a district like mine, it is important that we get people back to work and continue the development of our region,” Melendez said. “This bill expedites that process.”


AB 2192 allows a local building department to permit architects to contract with other architects to review their plans for compliance with the building code in lieu of a building department plan review.

“My bill makes it possible for residential construction projects to begin faster,” commented Melendez. “More construction jobs and efficient housing production is good news for residents of the Inland Empire.”


Assemblywoman Melissa Melendez represents the 67th Assembly District, which includes the communities of Lake Elsinore, Canyon Lake, Murrieta, Menifee, Wildomar and a portion of Hemet. It also includes the Riverside County unincorporated areas of Lake Mathews, Good Hope, Nuevo, and Winchester.

LAKE ELSINORE RESIDENT May 09, 2014 at 02:17 PM
Martha you mentioned CEQA and Melendez is all about eliminating CEQA. I want things done right and I don't want developers using their people to approve and expedite projects.
LAKE ELSINORE RESIDENT May 09, 2014 at 02:19 PM
Diana take your complaint to someone who cares Kevin Jeffries office ask Greene or Magee to get things moving on your project.
Eric May 09, 2014 at 03:20 PM
@LER stop trolling and get a life. Go outside for once in your life.
ChrisG May 09, 2014 at 10:52 PM
@martha & ler, please reread the article. This proposed bill does not allow developers to skirt zoning regulations or other safety measures. It allows one state licensed architectural firm to check the specs of another licensed architectural firm, bypassing city hall to save time.
Rae Anne Resident May 10, 2014 at 09:08 AM
I sorry Chris but the day I has to read one of these articals before commeting on it will be a cold day in my oven on thanksgiving as my turkey is baking at 350 and my grandkids is making a mess of my house. it flatter out bateing when you try and correct a person on patch.


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