I'm of two minds about it...
On the one hand, people should know better than to buy a house on a mud
pile, near a flooding river, at the top of a steep hill they can't drive
up in the winter, in a hole that will flood and/or they can't get out of
in the winter; but people do all those things.
On the other hand, what is the point of having building codes if the city
will allow developers to build on poor soil?
Perhaps because if they *don't* allow developers to build just anywhere
they'll get thrown out of office by the "we don't need no steenking
gubbermint reggylayshun" brigade.
On 01/19/05 06:38 pm Mac Cool tossed the following ingredients into the
ever-growing pot of cybersoup:
In most places I've been of any size, the developers tend to be the
regulators as they recognize they way to maximize their ability to do
what they do profitably is to control city council, zoning boards, etc.
So they make concerted efforts to do so...
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