Applause for an administrator who lets the sunshine in 

Few will deny that The City follows a strict regulatory regime. San Francisco’s planners pride themselves on it, and the business community regards it as a primary source of grief.

So it was good news when Zoning Administrator Lawrence Badiner announced he was lifting height limits and historic considerations as part of the permit process for solar panels.

Of course, Badiner was acting under the advice of the City Attorney’s Office, which was interpreting a 2004 state law, which decreed that the only legitimate disapprovals had to be related to health and safety.

But we’ll take it.

And, of course, the business — installing these energy-saving panels — happens to be a green and therefore politically correct one.

But we’ll still take it.

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