Steve Christensen

“So the planning commission essentially said, let’s approve I,t but work this out and get it into compliance?”

Steve Christensen

District 1 Gila County Supervisor

A Strawberry Realtor got a scare after building a 144-square-foot office without getting a Gila County building permit or zoning approval.

Kimberly Brennan built a 9x16-foot office in the mistaken assumption it qualified as an accessory building – which doesn’t require a permit under the Gila County rules. However, as soon as she added electricity – she needed a bunch of permits and approvals.

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This has no negative impact to anyone. Codes and rules are very confusing and she made an error. Government is not in the business to PUNISH people but find solutions. Good job and the right decision.

Steve Sarvent

The BOS was wrong. We have rules for a reason and when we have two different sets of rules then they have no meaning. I'm surprised a real estate agent didn't know better.

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