Twelve years ago before construction started, the property owner knew his residence was approved, but not the swimming pool and two decks which were to be cantilevered out over the edge of his pad. He chose to forego the pool and decks rather than shrink the size of the mansion to create space for them on the pad. The past year he requested a permit to add the pool and decks. The staff of the Community Development Department prepared the report justifying its director's approval of the project.
It's my opinion the Community Development Department abandoned its proper role as impartial arbiter of claims by both sides of the issue. Instead it performed as an advocate for the applicant by doing the necessary research and supporting it with unsubstantiated claims. No administrative law judge would condone such actions.
Paul H. Wangsness