By Allan Krauter, Kern Business Journal
Kern County supervisors know that development means jobs and economic growth. And since time is money for real estate projects, Kern County planners and building inspection officials want to help developers realize their vision as soon as the law allows.
California’s exacting environmental rules make case-bycase processing of proposed projects a non-starter for timely development, according to Kern County Planning and Community Development Director Lorelei Oviatt. She said Kern County has instead moved to creating specific plans that spell out environmental impacts and mitigations for several projects within a proposed development area.
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