Building and Fire Board of Appeals

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Purpose

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 Fire Code Official’s determinations.

Board Authorization
Newport Beach Municipal Code Section 15.80.010

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.

Frequency of Meetings
As needed

BOARD MEMBERS
Appointed
Reappointed
Term Expires
 Brion Jeannette, Chair
 06-25-13    06-30-17
 Stephan Sandland, Vice Chair
 09-22-09  06-24-14
 06-30-18
 James Anderson
 06-28-11  06-30-15  06-30-19
 Jay Elbettar
 06-24-14    06-30-18
 Richard R. Luehrs
 06-25-13    06-30-17
 Saum Nour
 06-30-15    06-30-16
 James L. Pirdy
 06-25-13    06-30-16

 

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

STAFF LIAISON
   
 Seimone Jurjis
Chief Building Official
 sjurjis@newportbeachca.gov

 

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.

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