I cannot help but wonder why we do not hold accountable those who issue building permits in hazardous areas. If I went through the process and then discovered my house was floating away or was sliding down the mountain because I had been given a permit to build on a mudslide, I would be pretty put out with those who told me it was OK.

Doesn't the permitting agency have any responsibility to these homeowners?

Seems like their only function is to take our money.

Russell Sias