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Reply Mon 19 Apr, 2021 11:02 am
Which sentence is clearer and a better choice:

The city issued the zoning approval and it was provided to the county for the building permit to be issued.

or

The zoning approval was issued by the city and it was provided to the county for the building permit to be issued.
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Reply Mon 19 Apr, 2021 11:29 am
@LBrinkmann,
The county issued the building permit after receiving zoning approval from the city.

Less is more, the above gives the same information with fewer words, (13.)

Your examples are twenty and twenty two words long respectively.
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Reply Mon 19 Apr, 2021 12:10 pm
@izzythepush,
Thank you!
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Reply Mon 19 Apr, 2021 01:40 pm
@LBrinkmann,
You’re welcome.
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