Please Take Your Ticket to the Counter
I needed to get some more answers for a project in Sun Valley.
Last time I had some questions, I went down to Los Angeles Building and Safety and was slowly handed from counter to counter until I found what I was looking for. All the while getting more feedback that was all very helpful. I ended up at the final counter and had my SUSMP questioned answered immediately which was a relief as sometimes government agencies can send you in circles.
Getting the circle was bound to happen sooner or later. This time the circle happened to be sooner than later. I was looking for setback requirements for a grading plan just in case there was anything that I was overlooking regarding our project. I went to zoning with a siteplan and topo. They gave me some useful information, but nothing that I was looking for. Then I went down to grading. I got some more useful information but nothing that I was looking for. After being told to go back to where I started I realized that sometimes there is a place and time to track down information, and sometimes there is a place and time to submit the plans and let the plan checkers do their job. This time the plan checkers will be checking our work, as the information I was searching for has too many variables to provide me the answer that I am looking for. One day I will see just how many tickets I have collected over the years and make something useful with them. Maybe an engineer‘s scale out of the mulched up q-matic stubs?