"We can speak with our contractors and work with our architect and not have the government's permission or Operation Rescue's permission to do that," Eye said.
Sullenger's complaint also lists as violations the landscaping of the clinic's exterior, but when pressed about specifics all she could say was that the owners planted "a bunch of plants" on the backside of the building where people couldn't see them. Her complaint also included photos of the newly resurfaced parking lot — work she insisted required a city permit.
Eye said he considered the complaint "in the category of mischief."
"The people we are working with are experienced and knowledgeable in that regard," he said. "I am confident if a permit is required they have taken the steps to acquire a permit, and if no permit is required they have proceeded without a permit."
Asked for comment, city spokesman Van Williams said a city building department official would respond Friday after meeting with staff.