New Mexico editorial calls for state involvement in small-town code inspections

An Albuquerque Journal editorial says the New Mexico State Construction Industries Division has found some 20 city and county inspectors lacking the required national certification to do certain types of inspections, and it has taken over those duties until local governments achieve compliance.

July 19, 2013

An Albuquerque Journal editorial says the New Mexico State Construction Industries Division has found some 20 city and county inspectors lacking the required national certification to do certain types of inspections, and it has stepped in and taken over those duties until the local governments get into compliance. “Business owners should not have their projects delayed further because of bureaucratic problems, but they must have their projects permitted and inspected at the correct classification – not given a potentially dangerous pass,” the newspaper says.

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