Mayor Bryant of Robbins Capriciously Denies Building Permit to Robbins Native (Robbins, IL) – Mayor Darren Bryant of Robbins has denied a building permit for a single family home to the family of Dr. Cornel Darden Jr. (owner of the Southland Journal). The issue begs the question of who has the authority to accept or deny building permits? What law or ordinance exists that allows for capriciousness in permits?
In a meeting with the Robbins Building Department and the Mayor, Dr. Darden and his wife were told that they needed to procure another developer to receive a permit. Dr. Darden and his wife were then told that they need to have their attorney call the village attorney if they want to have their permit approved.
Born and Raised in Robbins
“I was born and raised in Robbins, Illinois. It is my home. The only home that I know and I’m moving back,” said Darden.
“To think that anyone believes they have the right to deny a Robbinite from moving back home is ridiculous. This is the very reason that we’re having issues with economic development in Robbins and other suburbs in the Southland,” Darden stated.
When denied for the permit by Charles Johnson, Darden was told that he (Johnson) can’t give out anymore permits.
“The higher ups told me to not give out anymore permits if you’re using that developer,” Johnson told Darden. “Sorry, it was the Mayor that told me to deny the permits,” stated Johnson.
A Family Home
“It’s January and cold outside. I have a wife and four kids and they deserve to be in a home and they deserve the security of living in their own abode in the town that I grew up in and love. To think that a politician would disrespect the laws of my beloved hometown and try to stop me from moving home is outrageous,” Darden said.
The Village Code in regards to building permits is here.
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Mayor Bryant of Robbins Capriciously Denies Building Permit to Robbins Native