The Bureau of Building Investigation faces criticism and calls for action after many codes are not enforced in places where low income individuals live.
Inspections By Other Agencies: Faster Service, Heftier Fines
City agencies such as the Fire and Health departments have stiff fines and speedier enforcement programs than those of the Bureau of Building Inspection.
Inspectors Trashed Reports, Activist Says
The San Francisco City Attorney’s office is called in to sort out a dispute between the city’s Bureau of Building Inspection (BBI) and the Tenderloin Housing Clinic, who accused the BBI of throwing away public documents related to unsafe rental property.
Tenderloin Tenants Convention
The Tenderloin Tenants Convention gets several resolutions passed to helps low income people living in residential hotels.
Come To A “Heat In”
A rally to strengthen the city’s heat requirements is set at City Hall.
City is Losing Fight Against Slumlords
Buildings and units with significant code violations or those erected illegally are found to remain unabated by the Bureau of Building Inspection for years.
Turk St. Tenants Win Big Lawsuit against Landlord
A poorly cared for residential hotel doesn’t listen to the residents demands for issues to be addressed.
The tenants then brought up a lawsuit against the Landlord and won a $185,000 settlement.
Tenants Turn Up the Heat on BBI’s Chief
Tenants turn to the Bureau of Building Inspection to start enforcing building codes.
Inspectors Admit System Has Failed
In response to lack of housing code enforcement in apartments and low-income hotels the Code Enforcement Coalition (CEC) – has banded together in a campaign to oust the BBI’s Superintendent, Larry Litchfield, and reform the Bureau.
Hearing Called At City Hall Over Code Enforcement
The Coalition for Code Enforcement holds a hearing at City Hall about enforcement of code violations.