West Valley developers of commercial projects can now take advantage of one-stop shopping for city inspectors.
The streamlined approach is available because the West Valley portion of the 11th City Council District joined a pilot program established July 1, said area City Councilwoman Cindy Miscikowski.
Normally, developers must schedule specialized inspectors to OK their work in progress, one for plumbing, another for electrical, for example. Work cannot go forward until each inspector agrees that it meets city building and safety codes.
During the one-year pilot program, one specially trained inspector will examine a wide range of mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems.
City officials selected eight of the city's best building inspectors from a field of 105 applicants to train for nearly 600 hours in preparation for reassignment to the pilot program.