Mission approves short-term plan to outsource building inspection functions

Mission is officially seeking to outsource its building-inspection and plan-review services for 90 days starting Jan. 1.
At its meeting last week, the Mission City Council unanimously approved authorization for City Administrator Laura Smith and Mayor Steve Schowengerdt to contract with a third party to provide the short-term services, with a budgetary allotment of $85,000. Smith said after the meeting that she and the mayor were underway on finding a company to provide the services.

A longer-term contract for the services also would have to be approved by the council.

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