De Blasio signs emergency order for post-Ida building repairs

After residents suffered damages, delays and even death, some now face the long road of repairing their homes in the aftermath of Hurricane Ida. Mayor Bill De Blasio signed an emergency executive order on Sept. 7 that waives fees necessary to work on major repairs. 

Some of these fees, listed in the city’s code, can be as much as $130, allowing multiple work permits to pile up on the existing burden of repairs. 

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