For the last several months, Rusdon Ray, a local draftsman and home designer, has been meeting with Gilbert Town management to talk about the new International Code Council’s (ICC) 2012 Construction Codes. Rusdon has been joined by other professionals in the construction industry, as well as Gilbert citizens. They do NOT believe it is in the best interest of Gilbert families for the Gilbert Town Council to pass these thousands of pages of codes into law. Doing so also violates private property rights and the free market economy.
Both Cory Carpenter and Rusdon have written articles about why the codes should not be passed into law. Their group has also initiated a Petition, which you can find on their website nonewcodes.com. You can go here to No New Codes for more information.
For more detailed information, here are some relevant articles: You Are Forbidden in Gilbert, ICC 2012 International Building Codes 5/1/2013 Meeting Review, ICC 2012 International Residential Code – Law in Gilbert?, You Don’t Own Me: Theme Song of the Free Market, Quest for Excellence – Best Done through Mandates or Personal Choice? , Maricopa County is Considering Passing 2012 International Codes – Don’t Call Me Honey.