The Real Deal Miami

Palm Beach commissioners want to discontinue permit review post

September 16, 2009 01:36PM

Since 2008, Palm Beach County has paid the Army Corps of Engineers to keep a full-time permit reviewer on staff for the review of county building projects. But a majority of county commissioners this week said they were not in favor of continuing the contract, since the county faces serious budget cuts. But county administrators said getting rid of the employee could stall county projects. Work that will need permits from the corps includes expansion plans for the biotech research area surrounding the Scripps Research Institute in Jupiter.