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HELP! Once again - City Business License issue

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We've gone through this one many times and I think the answer lies in the firm of Englekirk in the city of Los Angeles. There was a legal case where an engineering firm went to court because they were required to obtain a business license in cities that they did design work but did not have a physical presence. I kept a copy of the report or letter from SEAOC that proved that Engineers and Architects were exempt from having to obtain a business license in locations where they may have stepped foot, but did not have a physical presence and that they performed the design work elsewhere.

Do any of you have a copy of this document? I posted it on my web site some years ago but unfortunately, it was lost. I don't have the time to search the Internet for it again and was hoping that one of you could e-mail me a copy of the courts decision on this case. I believe that the case was tried some thirty years ago - at least twenty years because I remember presenting this as evidence in various cities who have sent me letters that I must obtain a business license.

Please post it privately to me since I receive the list e-mail in digest format and am not likely to see it. You can send a copy in DOC or PDF format (or most other forms) to me at dennis.wish(--nospam--at) I have to respond to the city of Indio California who hired an independent Auditing Service in Fresno to address this compliance issue. They are willing to evaluate the city requirements based on this document.

Dennis S. Wish, PE
California Professional Engineer
Structural Engineering Professional
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