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It's the usual story about the Department of Transportation. It's either lack of community relations, or lack of something else. Today, it's a lack of efficiency when compared to all other departments that review applications for projects.

"The lack of an expedited program in the DOT [Department of Transportation] renders the programs in other departments ineffective," Councilwoman Wendy Greuel said today in a statement. She's talking about when developers have new projects, they must go through various departments for permits. Every department except DOT has an expedited program that developers can pay for.

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"A relay team is only as fast as the slowest runner and the same is true for the city's permitting process," said Gary Toebben, President & CEO, Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce, in the press release.