Congressman McClintock discusses his speech at the 2012 Lake Tahoe Summit. Tom Sullivan Show, September 9, 2012. The Congressman's speech text can be found here: http://www.mcclintock.house.gov/2012/08/lake-tahoe-summit-1.shtml.
Excerpt: "The Tahoe citizens who call my office complain of being thwarted in their attempts to protect their property from fire danger, or to make minor and harmless improvements to their homes, or of being assessed exorbitant fees, or of being denied simple permits by boards they can't even elect. They feel they have lost control of their own communities to state and regional agencies that are utterly unresponsive to the people who actually live here. They feel that every attempt to develop or make property improvements is crushed by a permitting process that usually costs more than the project itself. In one case, a homeowner who needed to make $8,000 in pier repairs found it would cost between $20,000 and $25,000 just in permit fees." The Congressman's full remarks can be read here: http://www.mcclintock.house.gov/2012/08/lake-tahoe-summit-1.shtml.
Congressman McClintock's website: http://www.mcclintock.house.gov/