Dealing With City Hall
As much fun as it is watching national leaders quibble over debt limts, we've got our own problems here in Charlotte.
It might be boom time for apartment landlords, but that doesn't mean they don't have to deal with government regulations. Yet officials don't quite understand the multifamily development process, Greater Charlotte Apartment Association's new government affairs manager Bryan Holladay tells us. Since time equals money, red-tape-type delays result in additional costs. What does he wish municipal leaders (and the general public) understood? He wants them to "recognize the inherent efficiency of apartments. Multifamily housing makes optimal use of municipal infrastructure, from roads to water to utilities to mass transit." Part of his new role is to close these gaps of misunderstanding between our members and the public sector.