NC deserves a ‘shot clock’ for building permits — with consequences
- BY Haley Holik
If you miss a deadline, there’s a penalty.
That’s a part of life for everyone… except for the government.
Most of us learned that lesson years ago: If you pay a bill late, there’s a fee. If you miss a deadline at work, you have a problem with your coworkers. If you miss a government deadline, like filing your taxes or renewing your driver’s license, there’s a consequence for it. Funny enough, it doesn’t seem to work the same way on the government’s side. Unless policymakers create clear guidelines, the government is just about the only place where deadlines don’t matter.