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Work Session Board of Supervisors Board of Supervisors            
Meeting Date: 04/09/2013  
Building Code Advisory Board/Appeals Board
Submitted By: Arlethe Rios, Board of Supervisors
Department: Board of Supervisors
Presentation: No A/V Presentation
Beverly Wilson TITLE
Interim Planning Director

Agenda Item Text:
Discussion and possible direction concerning the creation of a Joint Building Code Advisory Board/Appeals Board.
This work session is to discuss the Arizona Revised Statute requirement and the adopted Building Code to establish an appeals board and an advisory board. Staff is proposing a combined Board to meet both requirements. Staff is also suggesting that the Board of Supervisors consider hearing appeals from actions of the proposed joint board.

As way of background, on August 14, 2008, a proposed ordinance establishing a Joint Building Safety Advisory and Appeals Board was presented to the Planning Commission. The Commission rejected this request as they felt the boards should be staffed separately, rather than combined. Public input weighed heavily in this decision. There seemed to be some misunderstanding of what the ‘appeal’ portion of the board’s duties entailed and confusion over ‘who’s’ decision might be appealed. Staff was suggesting that any appeal of a decision by the Building Official could be appealed to this joint board.

On September 27, 2011, a work session was held with the Board of Supervisors to seek direction on either forming a Joint Board or to staff the two boards separately. The Board did not provide clear direction at that time.

We are currently in the process of updating the Zoning Regulations. Members of the Public have again raised the issue of the lack of formation of these two Boards. Staff is requesting that the BOS provide direction to Staff in this regard.
To BOS Staff: Document Disposition/Follow-Up:

Work Session Request