Warren Hinkle exposes the continued failure of the Bureau of Building Inspection (BBI) to protect low-income residents, the BBI’s unfair harassment of homeowners, and the impending disbandment of the BBI with the passage of Prop G.
Category: Prop G
After over a decade of unsuccessfully trying to get the city’s Bureau of Building Inspection (BBI) to vigorously enforce city housing codes, THC concluded that the agency had to be replaced. The Residential Builders Association (RBA) had its own grievances with BBI so we teamed up for a charter amendment creating a new Department of Building Inspection headed by a Commission. Voters approved Prop G in November 1994. Within a year the city’s code enforcement process went from among the worst to the nation’s best. It has remained so to this day.
The Case for Prop. G
Randy Shaw advocates for Proposition G in a 1994 letter to the Editor of the San Francisco Chronicle.
Letter to the Editor Re: Prop. G
In 1994, Randy Shaw writes to the San Francisco Examiner Editor to clarify THC’s support of Prop G not being the result of personal bias against building inspectors, but of outrage at the BBI’s failure to uphold livable housing conditions for low-income residents.
Inspecting the Inspectors: New Building Commission Beings Work
The Building Inspection Commission, created in 1995 by the passage of Proposition G, begins its work to properly tackle building code enforcement.