How should the City of Austin address the concerns about the lack of licensing or oversight for demolition contractors?
As noted in the Demolition Permits Audit Report, the City of Austin does not require general contractors to be licensed. State licensing requirements apply to Electrical, Plumbing, Mechanical, Asbestos abatement and other specialty trades. However, other municipalities in Texas do require licensing. For example, the City of San Antonio requires all City and State licensed contractors to be registered with Development Services before the issuance of any permit(s). What do you think the City of Austin should do to address concerns about the lack of licensing and oversight of demolition contractors?
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