Builders in the city may face new restraints on construction that requires the use of explosives. A proposed City Council bill would tighten regulations on blasting permits and shorten the duration that contractors would be allowed to blast from three years to three months.
City Builders May Face Added Restrictions
Speaker Christine Quinn said that after the retaining wall collapsed, she and other council members began reviewing the city's laws related to the use of explosives on construction sites.
"The truth is, they're not very good," she said. "The truth is they really leave it up to luck."
[She] announced at the site yesterday that she will introduce a bill next month to overhaul the permit process and hold builders accountable.