BUILDING BOARD OF APPEALS
In order to hear and decide appeals of orders, decisions or determinations made by the building official or fire code official relative to the application and interpretations of the California Building Standards, there shall be and is hereby created a Board of Appeals. Said Board shall also serve as the Housing Appeals Board and the Local Appeals Board referenced in the California Building Standards Code. The building official or fire code official shall be an ex-officio member and shall act as secretary to said board but shall have no vote upon any matter before the board. The Board of Appeals shall be appointed by the applicable governing authority and shall hold office at its pleasure. The board shall adopt rules of procedure for conducting its business.
Members and Terms
Vice Chair –
The meetings for the Board of Appeals are open to the public and are held Once a Quarter or as necessary based on any appeal application or if there have been any code revisions or policies that the Board needs to be informed.
None at this time
The board of appeals shall consist of five members who are qualified by experience and training to pass on matters pertaining to building construction and building service equipment and are not employees of the jurisdiction. For matters subject to the appeal process referenced in Section 109.1.5 of the 2007 California Building Code regarding accommodations for persons with physical disabilities, the board of appeals shall include two additional members who shall be persons with disabilities as defined in the 2007 California Building Code.
LIMITATIONS ON AUTHORITY
An application for appeal shall be based on a claim that the true intent of this code or the rules legally adopted hereunder have been incorrectly interpreted, the provisions of this code do not fully apply or an equally good or better form or construction is proposed. The board shall have no authority to waive requirements of this code. For appeals relating to accommodations for the disabled, the authority of the board shall include the ability to authorize reasonable alternatives to disabled access requirements imposed by the California Building Standards Code.
PAST OR UPCOMING PROJECTS FOR REVIEW AND DECISIONS