San Bernardino – The San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors is seeking individuals interested in serving on the county’s Building and Safety Appeals Board. Those interested in applying should be familiar with construction and the California Building Code.
The Board is a technical review panel charged with considering matters that involve property owners and builders who believe the County incorrectly applied the Building Code during plan review, construction, or to an existing building that resulted in it being declared substandard or unsafe.
The Board has five seats plus three alternate positions. All members, regular and alternate, must have the knowledge, experience and training necessary to review and reach decisions on matters pertaining to building construction and applicable Building Codes, regulations and ordinances.
Two members of the Board will also serve as members of the County Physically Disabled Access Appeals Board. This five-member board, with three alternates, is responsible for reviewing appeals to county decisions related to disabled access. This Board also considers the impacts of certain exemptions to accessibility requirements and serves as an advisor to the County Building Official on disabled access matters.
Members of the Board are appointed by the Board of Supervisors and serve four-year terms. When the opportunities to serve the county in this capacity were announced, San Bernardino County Board Chairman Robert Lovingood stated, “The mission of this board is important, and I urge anyone who feels they are qualified and who is interested in serving their community to apply.”
Anyone who believes they are qualified and is interested in serving on the Building and Safety Appeals Board may apply online at http://cms.sbcounty.gov/cob/Forms/BCCApplication.aspx or in-person at the Office of the Clerk of the Board of Supervisors, 385 N. Arrowhead Ave., Second Floor, in San Bernardino.