To the editor of THE EAGLE:

Let’s find out if the cost of building somebody’s deck will be lowered because the contractor or do-it-yourselfer will be applying for a permit at an "easier location"? Probably not. Let’s find out if the parking is better at the other location, or does the driver have to keep driving around the block while the other person applies for the permit? We know that answer as well.

Let’s find out what it would cost to create an APP for Pittsfield residents and contractors to apply for a permit on their phone. Imagine that! Nothing is easy on North Street, but we all enjoy it. Hiding one problem will not solve another problem.