Interesting. They are "saving" the taxpayers money by having an outside company implement the excruciatingly difficult gauntlet of an application process. I wonder who's cousin owns that contract. I'm sure this is an end run around fee limitations "in an amount equal to the reasonable costs for processing " as Bruen dictates since they piled on the costs by requiring so many steps. I see at least three or four separate violations of Bruen here. Of course, they "win" while the new regulations get challenged since there isn't a valid process unless a judge mandates a process, perhaps borrowed from one of the interior counties in California that doesn't institutionally hate its citizens.