Julius Avenido, a former BPLD personnel under then chief Garry Domingo, confirmed Belmonte's allegation of the abuse of the provisional business permits.
With over 70,000 business firms, Avenido said the BPLD office did not have the necessary resources to check each of them if they have the required business permits.
In order to receive a pass, patrons need to check them out in person with a BPLD
card at the Youth & Teen Services Desk.
's authority, via the Montgomery County executive's recommendation and County Council approval, to increase rates and fines without any limitation has helped the BPLD
maintain a solid operating profile and generate debt service coverage levels above 2x historically.
It was reported to Belmonte the practice of the previous BPLD
administration to allow businesses to submit requirements, such as locational clearances, fire safety inspection certificate, building permit, occupancy permit, sanitary permit, and environmental clearances, within 30 days after the Mayor's Permit was issued.
Chief also reminded the applicants to bring all necessary forms to avoid delays.