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Board of Examiners, Appeals & Condemnation
The Board of Examiners, Appeals and Condemnation (BEAC) is entrusted to determine the suitability of alternate methods and materials and types of construction; review the determinations relative to the correction of substandard conditions in buildings; and to abate nuisances, hear written appeals regarding enforcement of State regulations pertaining to access to public accommodations by persons with disabilities.
The Board also reviews any action taken by the Building Official in the enforcement or interpretation of the Long Beach Municipal Code or other ordinances of the City or laws and statutes of the State. In addition, the Board presides over Administrative Citation Appeal Hearings as neutral hearing officers weighing evidence to determine whether an appeal should be granted or denied.
Seven Long Beach residents, appointed by the Mayor and confirmed by the City Council, volunteer their time and expertise to serve on the Board.
- Jim Thompson, Chairman
- Diane Arnold, Vice-Chairman
- Michael Hamilton
- Michael McCarthy
- Ethel Powers
- Charles Whitehead
- Eric Witten
Officer Election: Annually in July
Term: 2 years (4 terms max.)
Membership: Appointed by Mayor
Staff Liaison: Karl Wiegelman, Code Enforcement Bureau Manager, (562) 570-3633
The Board meets on the third Monday of the month (as needed) at 1:30 p.m. in the new Long Beach City Hall:
411 W. Ocean Blvd., 3rd Floor Conference Room (DeForest)
Long Beach, CA 90802
Code Enforcement staff may be contacted at (562) 570-CODE.