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KSAC working to clear project approval backlog

Published:Wednesday | March 12, 2014 | 12:17 PM

Monique Grange, Assistant News Editor - Radio

KINGSTON, Jamaica:

Mayor of Kingston Angella Brown-Burke says there has been a significant decline in the number of projects awaiting approval by the Kingston and St Andrew Corporation (KSAC).

According to Brown-Burke, the KSAC has reduced its backlog of open cases from 943 to 150 in recent months.

She explains that the majority of cases that have not been closed are those awaiting comments from other agencies such as the National Works Agency.

However, she says her office is in the process of writing to the agencies concerned requesting outstanding information.

She says the KSAC will also be publishing a list of applicants who have failed to submit all documents relating to the approval of their application.

Brown-Burke says measures are being put in place to ensure that all project approvals are dealt with within the designated 90-day period.

The Mayor says discussions are underway regarding the implementation of parking meters in the Kingston Metropolitan Region (KMTR).

The proposal is part of efforts to improve revenue intake at the KSAC.

Brown-Burke says the KSAC is now in discussions with the Development Bank of Jamaica regarding the preparation of a Request for Proposal for a public/private partnership for the metering system.

She says those talks also include plans for more public parking in the KMTR.

The mayor expects a final decision to be taken on those plans before the end of the financial year.



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