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Apply to Serve on Board of Building Appeals

Apply to Serve on Board of Building Appeals
June 19, 2014

Gwen Schuler, Media and Communications, gschuler@cityoftacoma.org, (253) 591-5160
Maria Lee, Media and Communications, maria.lee@cityoftacoma.org, (253) 591-2054

City Council Seeks Applicants for Board of Building Appeals

The Tacoma City Council is looking to fill two positions on its Board of Building Appeals.

Applicants should have knowledge and/or experience in design and/or construction related to building, fire, mechanical, plumbing and/or energy code. Those with experience in sustainable building construction are also encouraged to apply.

The Board of Building Appeals is a quasi-judicial board consisting of seven members who are recommended by the Infrastructure, Planning, and Sustainability Committee and appointed by the City Council.  

Members review and provide recommendations to Council on new additions, amendments and proposed changes to the City’s Building, Mechanical, Plumbing, Fire, Dangerous Building, Minimum Housing and Energy codes.  They also hold hearings and make decisions on appeals of orders, decisions or determinations made by the building official or Fire Chief relative to the application and interpretation of the Building, Mechanical, Plumbing, Fire and Energy codes. And they hear appeals of orders or decisions made by the Hearing Officer for the Dangerous Building or Minimum Housing codes.

More information is available on the City’s website or by contacting Sue Coffman in Planning and Development Services at (253) 594-7905.

Applications must be submitted to the City Clerk’s Office by Monday, July 7, 2014. To apply, please go to cityoftacoma.org/cbcapplication or contact Linnea Meredith in the City Clerk’s Office at (253) 591-5178 or Tacoma Municipal Building North, 733 Market St., Room 11, Tacoma, WA 98402.