Hey, they have to find a way to pay the high-paid staff somehow. And it never stopped Juan The Builder from flipping houses
In comparing Pacific Grove’s fees to the county and other cities, the grand jury asked each jurisdiction what it would charge to handle plan checks and building permits for a 1,400-square-foot home with construction costs of $350,000.
In Carmel, the fees would be $3,949.69, while Pacific Grove would charge $10,091.38. Monterey would charge $6,491.92, while the county would charge $5,016.51 for the same structure, the grand jury found. City officials did not return messages left by The Pine Cone Thursday.