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    WeHo City Hosts Building and Safety Division Open House

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    The City of West Hollywood hosted a Building and Safety Division Open House event in recognition of Building Safety Month May. Community members and City Staff gathered at the West Hollywood City Hall Courtyard on Tuesday, May 7, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.

    Director of Community Development Nick Maricich and Building and Safety Manager Ben Galan gave a presentation and introduced the team. They were available to meet community members and answer questions.

    West Hollywood Building and Safety Open House (L-R) Director of Community Development Nick Maricich and Building and Safety Manager Ben Galan- Photo courtesy of Catherine Eng.

    Building Safety Month is an international campaign that takes place in May to raise awareness about building safety. This campaign reinforces the need for the adoption of modern, regularly-updated building codes, and helps individuals, families and businesses understand what it takes to create safe and sustainable structures.

    West Hollywood Building and Safety Open House – Photo courtesy of Catherine Eng

    Photos courtesy of Catherine Eng (click to enlarge).

    The City of West Hollywood’s Building and Safety Division is responsible for the enforcement of the building, electrical, plumbing, and mechanical codes as adopted by the City Council. The Division is also responsible for enforcement of the California State accessibility regulations and energy conservation regulations. The Division reviews and processes building permit applications, performs plan check reviews of construction documents and performs building inspections for construction projects in the City. These services are provided directly to the community using a variety of methods including a public counter, website, phones, mail, e-mail, and extensive field site visits.

    Each May, the International Code Council, its members, and a diverse partnership of professionals from the building construction, design, and safety communities come together with corporations, government agencies, professional associations and nonprofits to promote building safety through proclamations, informational events, legislative briefings, and more. The City understands the need for safe and sustainable structures where we live, work, and play.

    All communities need building codes to protect their citizens from disasters like fires, earthquakes, weather-related events, and structural collapse. Building codes are society’s best way of protecting homes, offices, schools, manufacturing facilities, stores, and entertainment venues. Code officials work day in and day out to keep the public safe.

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    Paulo Murillo is Editor in Chief and Publisher of WEHO TIMES. He brings over 20 years of experience as a columnist, reporter, and photo journalist. Murillo began his professional writing career as the author of “Love Ya, Mean It,” an irreverent and sometimes controversial West Hollywood lifestyle column for FAB! newspaper. His work has appeared in numerous print and online publications, which include the “Hot Topic” column in Frontiers magazine, where he covered breaking news and local events in West Hollywood. He can be reached at [email protected]
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