The Coalition for Code Enforcement outlines the failures of the BBI and Code Enforcement.
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Coalition for Code Enforcement
Coalition for Low Income Housing
The Housing Committee at Old St. Mary’s
Mission Housing Development Corporation
St. Peter’s Housing Committee
San Francisco Tenants Union
Community Tenants Association
Mayor’s Task Force on the Mission
North of Market Planning Coalition
San Francisco Coalition on Homelessness
Tenderloin Housing Clinic
SOME FACTS ABOUT BBI AND CODE ENFORCEMENT ** Failure to provide adequate heat or hot water is a criminal violation.
BBI can immediately cite landlords that fail to provide heat or hot water for a misdemeanor, and turn these cases over to the city attorney. BBi refuses to do this. As a result, landlords freely violate the law without penalty.
** Field and support staff have been replaced by high-paid upper management positions. During Larry Litchfield’s tenure, the number of field housing inspectors and clerical support staff has been reduced, while the number of $84,000 assistant superintendent positions has increased
** Tax dollars are spent on substandard housing. BBI does not automatically inspect homeless hotel rooms and other units paid for by City money.
** There is a backlog of over 2,000 units with outstanding violations. BBI’s process is so slow that even when they do decide to use their full enforcement authority it takes years before action is taken.
** BBI has no citizen’s commission to oversee it.
BBI runs under the jurisdiction of the Department of Public Works. There is no commission to oversee either department.
Come tell Superintendent Litchfield about the conditions in your home!