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Building and Fire Board of Appeals


Agenda Packets 
 Archived Agenda Packet


The Building and Fire Board of Appeals determines the suitability of alternate materials and methods of construction; to provide for reasonable interpretations of the provisions of the Building and Fire Codes; to hear written appeals regarding the Chief Building Official’s or Chief Fire Marshal’s determinations.

Board Authorization
Newport Beach Municipal Code Section 15.80.010

Board Members
Brion Jeannette (Chair)
Stephen Sandland (Vice Chair)
James Anderson
Jay Elbettar
Richard R. Luehrs
Saum Nour
James L. Pirdy

Length of Term for Members
The seven members of the board serve for a term of four years on a staggered basis.

Frequency of Meetings
As needed

Staff Liaisons
Seimone Jurjis, Chief Building Official
Kevin Kitch, Assistant Fire Chief

Staff Support
When the board is called into session, staff allocates approximately six hours to each session. Costs for services are recovered by the payment of appeal application fees established by City Council resolution. If an item presented to the Board is staff generated, then no fees are recovered.

Progress Report:
The City Council recently appointed Saum Nour and reappointed James Anderson to the board. No meetings have taken place since the last quarter. 


Archived Agendas

February 11, 2014 


July 30, 2013

September 21, 2011



Staff Reports

February 11, 2014 - Agenda Item 1



July 13, 2013
February 11, 2014 

February 25, 2015