Community Development Department Shares Goals

Community Development Director Paul Andrus, front, and Chief Building Official Michael Arellano discuss updates to building permitting and code enforcement during the Los Alamos County Council regular meeting Tuesday night at the White Rock Fire Station. Andrus said he was excited to present these changes to the Council. “Our department is in transition and it’s going in a good direction,” he said. Goals for the department this year include having an electronic plan review, reducing plan review times, looking at policies and procedures, beginning the process for accreditation, providing public outreach on codes, enhancing the building website as a customer resource, offering fillable permit applications and holding weekly meetings with other departments and divisions on plan review. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/