Building and Fire Board of Appeals

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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

Frequency of Meetings
As needed

Term Expires
 Brion Jeannette, Chair
 06-25-13  07-01-17  06-30-21
 Richard R. Luehrs
 06-25-13  07-01-17  06-30-21
 Saum Nour
 07-01-15  07-01-16  06-30-20
 Rolly Pulaski, Co-Chair
 07-01-16  07-01-20  06-30-24
 Bill Caskey  10-09-18  07-01-20  06-30-24
 Robert Ahlke Jr.  10-09-18  07-01-19  06-30-23
 John Walz  10-09-18    06-30-22


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

 Samir Ghosn
Chief Building Official


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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