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.
Newport Beach Municipal Code Section 15.80.010
Brion Jeannette (Chair)
Stephen Sandland (Vice Chair)
Richard R. Luehrs
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
Seimone Jurjis, Chief Building Official
Kevin Kitch, Assistant Fire Chief
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.
The City Council recently appointed Jay Elbettar and reappointed Stephen Sandland to the board. No meetings have taken place since the last quarter.