Oct 28, 2010
Setting Government Straight Public Comment Period
Governor Beverly Perdue has initiated a Regulatory Review process aimed at reviewing the thousands of government regulations and rules that have been implemented by various state agencies and regulatory commissions. At a press conference Thursday in Chatham County, Governor Perdue announced her Setting Government Straight initiative and invited the comments of NCACC First Vice President Kenneth Edge of Cumberland County and Chatham County Commissioner George Lucier to give the county perspective.
Governor Perdue is specifically seeking feedback from counties about any rules, regulations and requirements that do not make common sense. As part of this process, the Governor has instructed all of her cabinet agencies to stop creating new rules unless they are absolutely necessary and justifiable, until a thorough review can be completed.
Governor Perdue wants to hear from you about specific examples of how state government and local government intersect in areas such as the departments of Environment and Natural Resources, Commerce, Health and Human Services, and Transportation. The governor’s team is looking for specific examples of how these interactions can be streamlined for better efficiency and cost-savings.
Governor Perdue has created a Web site to solicit feedback. This is a great opportunity for our counties to highlight some real-world examples of redundant and ineffective state regulations that impede county service delivery.