The regulation is part of a suite of new restrictions on hotels sought by the local hotel workers union.
"Government in general does a lot of things that aren't necessary," says Jared Polis.
The Fiscal Responsibility Act falls well short of solving America's permitting crisis.
It'll be another five years before it's operational.
If a municipality fails to approve or deny a permit by state-set deadlines, developers could hire private third parties to get the job done.
Excessive government interference in the market hurts consumers and thwarts policy goals. It also gets in the way of the government itself.
The governor would let developers route around local zoning codes and get housing projects approved directly by state officials.
If Sanders and Warren Think Climate Change Is an Emergency, Why Are They Against These Green Energy Reforms?
If climate change is an emergency that requires immediate action, it makes sense to streamline environmental reviews that tangle green energy projects in red tape.
The state’s “reforms” have saddled merchants with oppressively expensive permitting demands.
"You cannot just decide you want to sell groceries," said Barbara Ferrer, the director of L.A. County Public Health.
San Francisco Falafel Shop Owner Says Neighborhood Has Enough Falafel, Asks City to Block Rival Falafel Shop Next Door
San Francisco gives its Planning Commission nearly unlimited discretion to deny or condition permits, making life hell for business owners.
N.Y. Food Police Shut Down a 7-Year-Old's Lemonade Stand. This Bill Makes Sure They Can't Do It Again.
"Kids like Brendan Mulvaney are trying to give people sweet lemonade and learn some important business skills but the overzealous state bureaucrats just keep giving taxpayers lemons."
But the real problem here isn't human-trafficking troops, it's regulators raising crime panic.
When life hands you lemons, call the health department to complain.
The granting or withholding of that approval is a powerful lever over our lives.
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