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DCD and Public Works consolidate permitting operations into new 'Development Services Group'

January 7, 2014
Lehigh Acres Citizen

The Department of Community Development has moved two employees from the Public Works Department into DCD to help bring Cape Coral closer to a "one stop shop" for permitting. Site Plan Review Coordinator David Hyyti and Customer Service Expeditor Bridget Jackson now will report to DCD Director Vince Cautero under the newly named "Development Services Group."

"This was one of the recommendations from the Zucker Report to help improve the permitting process for applicants," said Cautero in a prepared statement issued by the city Tuesday. "This move consolidates several permitting activities into one department, and eliminates the need for customers to work with two different City departments for plan reviews and permits."

Hyyti and Jackson will be responsible for site plan review, deviation requests from engineering design standards, spot dredge permits, land clearing and fill permits, demolition permits involving a full teardown, parking lot permits and underground fire line permits.

"I look forward to working with David and Bridget as we continue to provide the most efficient customer service," added Cautero. "I also want to thank Public Works Director Steve Neff and his staff who worked with us to make this process improvement happen."

The changes became effective Jan. 6.

Source: City of Cape Coral



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