California's Bureaucracy And A Park Restroom

An attempt to build a park restroom exemplifies the California's inane bureaucracy.
January 26, 2004, 11am PST | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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"Let's say the bathroom is to be built outdoors, near a man-made pond in Elk Grove Regional Park, as, indeed, is proposed... Then, a district staff member -- say, Fred Bremerman, advance planning and operations superintendent -- must prepare a study showing that the restroom would not significantly affect the environment and therefore the district does not need to prepare a lengthy and costly environmental impact report... The district's board again, the county park commission and the county Board of Supervisors each need to assent."

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Published on Sunday, January 25, 2004 in The Sacramento Bee
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