Licensed builders would self-certify work under county proposal

BISBEE — Cochise County is considering moving forward with a self-certification process that would allow licensed architects, engineers and contractors to claim the design and construction of buildings and homes that meet all county code requirements. 

During a work session last week, the Board of Supervisors sat down with Karen Riggs, interim community development director; Beverly Wilson, interim planning director; Jack Holden, county building official; and Adam Ambrose, county civil deputy attorney, to go over the main points of the new program. 

The idea, according to Wilson, is to conserve county resources. 

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climing on Wed, 02/06/2013 - 6:47am

The total amount a homeowner can recoup from the Registrar of Contractors
after a complex and nightmarish process of document submission and
claim/counterclaim by the contractor and homeowner is a mere 30k. The
registrar of Contractors is understaffed and notoriously unresponsive. They
have closed the ROC office in Cochise County. The amount of damage a
contractor can do by cutting corners can exceed 30k in one day. The homeowner
will be left to fight this fight. The process at present does not adequately
protect the public. This proposed plan is a disservice to the public at
large. Enough of these so called “business friendly” envirnoments that allow
the public to be preyed upon under the auspices of saving money.

climing on Wed, 02/06/2013 - 7:01am

Should read “guise”, not auspices. Please edit.