I have a breaker panel (not a main panel with disconnect) which has two bus bars on each side, mounted on plastic insulating brackets, and which are connected together via a metal strap.
The original electrician had connected the ground wires to one, the neutral wires to the other withouth removing the metal strap

The inspector said no no.
I had a second electrician come and remove the metal strap, hereby separating the two bus bars.
Inspector came back, cussed and said no no. He wanted a new bus bar installed in the panel, and all the ground wires reconnected to that new bus bar.

Is he full of it?