it’s been 4 weeks since i submitted a pre-zoning application to the planning division for the city of oakland. for $500 the least i would expect is an acknowledgement or status update … that is asking too much … it would probably cost to acknowledge receiving documents they insist on.

more painful than paying was the amount of time and resources it took to compile the required documents. a 2 month process so far since i started dealing with the city about this. below – handing in my pre-zoning application documents … you need at least 3 copies … 10 if they decide you are going to need a design review.

this is sorta the same process when you are about to create a live/work facility with unique architectural features such as say … it levitates.

but no all we are trying to do is build a raised bed garden.