To make certain that it can demonstrate consistency and transparency in its decision-making process when it determines which permit applicants it requires to provide additional financial security, the district—after it updates its guidance documents—should follow its revised published policy and updated internal methodology for requiring indemnification agreements and letters of credit.
This response is confirmation that the District is following, and will continue to follow, all external policies and internal methodologies developed by the District for requiring indemnification agreements and letters of credit.
The district provided examples of a project where it did require an indemnification agreement and one where it did not. In both cases, the district had included a paragraph explaining its decision to require an indemnification agreement, consistent with its revised policy.
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