By Parker Leavitt The Republic | azcentral.com
After months of debate fueled by conservative opposition to a proposed building-code update, the Gilbert Town Council last week adopted most of the standardized regulations while setting aside certain elements for further review.
A split council on Nov. 7 voted to accept updated standards on residential and commercial construction, while deferring issues like energy regulation and “green” construction to an informal task force composed of business leaders and residents.
Gilbert Council could be ready to update building codes
Most Valley municipalities adopted the new building codes months ago, but unrest among local activists who saw the regulations as an overreach of government power delayed and threatened to derail their adoption in Gilbert.