Saturday, 05 April 2008
THANKS TO THE CITIZEN PARTICIPATION AND THE LEGISLATIVE PROCESS
THE TEXAS SUN HAS SET ON THE TEXAS RESIDENTIAL CONSTRUCTION COMMISSION
A Huge Victory for Homebuyers
Texas Law Makers Respond to the Masses That Wrote and Testified Publicly
Residential Construction Commission Abolished!
Star-Teligram Watchdog Report: "The so-called fixes last session were more lipstick,
smoke and mirrors," said Janet Ahmad... "They can continue adding different shades of
lipstick, but itâs still a builder protection agency run by the builders for the builders."
Texas Sunset Advisory Commission Report
THE TEXAS RESIDENTIAL CONSTRUCTION COMMISSION ABOLISHED
The agency has been criticized by every news media in the state.
The Examiner: TRCC's Timely Demise
TRCC in Need of Mercy Killing: Interesting Who Want and Who Don't Want TRCC
Texans for Public Justice: Sun Never Sets On Politicians Taking Homebuilder Money
Texas Watch Press Release: Sunset Staff Calls for End to Homebuilder Agency
HOBB Press Release: Sunset Recommends to Abolish TRCC
Houston Chronicle Editorial: Shoddily Built
Dallas Morning News: Duane Waddill, TRCC executive director, upon
learning the Sunset commission Report recommends abolishment of
TRCC, calls it: "â¦a basic misunderstanding of what we were created
to do. He said his agency's mission is to help resolve disputes between
homeowners and buildersâ¦ and not necessarily to regulate an industry."
Consumer groups are praising the Sunset Advisory Commission for its candid assessment and recommendation to abolish the controversial builder protection agency known as the Texas Residential Construction Commission (TRCC). TRCC was run exclusively by the homebuilding industry to regulate homeowners. It is by far the most criticized state agencies ever created.
Texas Comptroller: "This agency imposes costly and bureaucratic roadblocks for homeowners left out in the cold by shabby construction and a commission dominated by builders," Strayhorn said... "It is clear that the Texas Residential Construction Commission functions as a builder protection agency." ..."if it were up to me personally, I would blast this Texas Residential Construction Commission builder-protection agency off the bureaucratic books." See the results of a homeowner survey conducted by the Texas Comptrollerâs office, January 23, 2006.
See: State Auditor Report Shows Controversial State Agency Fails Again
Now is the time to thankl Members of the Texas Legislature: Texas Legislature Online
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The Building Industry created TRCC as "THE HAMMER" that regulates homebuyers