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Jump in building fees? Council seeks more data

Original post made on Apr 26, 2010

The Woodside Town Council again discussed the idea of increasing fees for Town Hall services for construction and remodeling projects. After raising more questions than answers, the council formed a three-person committee to continue looking into it before bringing it back for more discussion and, eventually, a public hearing.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Monday, April 26, 2010, 7:54 AM

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Posted by R.Gordon
a resident of another community
on Apr 26, 2010 at 12:56 pm

In my opinion, this is very late in coming.
I would like to know who it is who is or has managed Woodside and all related areas in the building departments which include the staff of the departments in which the Supervisor has alocated permits for the past ten years and compare figures to the proposed new hikes.
It is obvious how much higher the income level is for this (zone) which includes a large portion of San Mateo County as well.
To me, it should be mandatory that those elected to local posts, such as Supervisors be investigated to find why such low costs for the same work came out of the same offices.
I have seen such an incredible amount of illegal building without permits and sent proof to many sources including Sacramento and even news services who, for the most part, have taken their time while giant banking frauds dominated their interests.
Money rules the banking industry who are finally having to explain illegal profiteering tied to local levels of cities and those elected into offices which control pricing. At this time, there is not much construction expected to fluorish, but, this issue of how Woodside, home of some of the richest inhabitants of San Mateo County, have gotten the best and cheapest construction rates than their neighbors.
I do believe the process of uncovering any corruption in our building departments should be revealed and those responsible for "favors" or "looking the other way", should be held accountable for the vast amounts of monies which never had to be paid to the County and could paid huge debts.Follow the money trail of those who paid to get these people elected.

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Posted by code blue
a resident of Atherton: other
on Apr 26, 2010 at 1:55 pm

Mr. Gordon--Atherton can help you with this as we have are a nice tight, and well documented ( but hidden) example of this corruption model. Our previous finance director and and many ex planning commissioners have plenty to offer your cause. There are many of your neighbors that would like to see this pursued and exposed--Thankyou.

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Posted by Susan Smith
a resident of Woodside: Skywood/Skylonda
on Apr 28, 2010 at 5:57 am

It would be nice if the County could examine other cities and see if they are doing appropriate service to the unincorporated sections of San mateo county: Particularly in COMPLIANCE....which is dramatically lacking.

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