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Construction board says eliminating it will leave home, business owners unprotected

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Faced with the possibility that members of the Legislative Delegation could move next week to eliminate it, the Pinellas County Construction Licensing Board is fighting back. In a 15-page memorandum to the delegation, the board argues that its existence is necessary to protect home and business owners against unscrupulous and unlicensed contractors. Eliminating the agency “opens a dangerous door for Pinellas County home and business owners to be unprotected, reverting the construction industry back to the stone ages of the…

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Pinellas commissioners ask for power to revamp construction licensing board

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Pinellas County Commissioner Janet Long sent a strongly-worded letter to the head of the county’s construction licensing board telling him to get the agency’s house in order. Long also sent a letter to state Sen. Jack Latvala asking that Pinellas’ legislative delegation give the county the power to determine how best to provide the board’s services to residents. The construction licensing board regulates certain construction and home improvement contractors practicing in Pinellas County, including all local municipalities. In addition, the…

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