About a dozen property owners, contractors and tradesmen expressed concerns about the city building department, and specifically building inspector Dan Reardon, during the public comment portion of the Sept. 5 Delta City Council meeting.
Many said they do not offer their services in the city because the building inspector's demands -- described as unnecessary and inconsistent -- have cost them time, labor and materials.
Delta County is on track for what district attorney Dan Hotsenpiller calls an "unprecedented" year-to-year increase in felony criminal filings.
"We're not alone," he said at a meeting that included Delta County Sheriff Fred McKee, Undersheriff Mark Taylor and Delta Police Chief Luke Fedler. "This is a statewide trend."
Law enforcement blotter Sept. 13, 2017 645 views
David A. Garcia, 33, of Delta was arrested and jailed for alleged drug offense.
Kimberly N. Springer, 30, of Austin was arrested and jailed for alleged second degree burglary with a bond of $5,000.