The Building and Fire Code Board of Appeals was established in 1983 to interpret the provisions of the Building and Fire Codes, including the suitability of alternate materials. Before the establishment of this Board, such appeals were heard by the Architectural Board of Review.
The Building and Fire Code Board consists of 7 members and shall be appointed by the City Council.
Appeals shall be scheduled before 7 members, provided that at least 3 members are physically handicapped, based on the subject matter. For other than appeals and ratifications, it shall take a quorum of 5 members to hear an appeal and majority vote of the Board convened to sustain an appeal.
|Length of Term||Four years and until successors are appointed. Staggered terms expire on June 30 of the appropriate year.|
The Board only meets when needed to hear an appeal or when needed to transact business of the Board.
Approximately 8-10 meetings per year.
|Financial Disclosure Requirement||Members must file a Statement of Economic Interests upon appointment, annually and when leaving the advisory group.|
|Staff||Community Development Department and Fire Department, (805) 564-5553.|
|Reference||Santa Barbara Municipal Code Sections 8.04.020(E) and 22.04.020(G); Ordinance Nos. 5780, 5779, 5256, 5104, 5100, and 4931; Resolution No. 97-099.|