- News Flash: DOB Slacking on Safety [✜]
Assemblyman James Brennan thinks the DOB should do a better job policing site safety. According to the Voice, the current system is rigged against the public:
Essentially, current buildings-department regulations create a race between aggrieved citizens and corner-cutting developers: Neighbors have to muster all their energy to stop illegal work, while builders try to outrun them, getting foundations in the ground and walls up before anyone throws a red flag. Then the developers' lawyers go to work, arguing that so much money has already been expended that civic decency should allow them to continue.