Changes to Building Department Operations Due to COVID-19 Outbreak- Check Our Forum
Zoom Panel Discussion on Seismic Retrofit Ordinances within the Los Angeles Basin
Date and Time:
October 8, 2020
10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Dear Los Angeles Basin Chapter Members and Stake Holders,
I would like to take a moment to acknowledge all the hard work being done by our members during this difficult emergency period.
Recently, some of the jurisdictions in our region were heavily impacted by civil unrest incidents. As a result, hundreds of commercial buildings were damaged, vandalized or looted. Building and Safety inspectors and engineers are now working hard to assess damage, help business owners get building repair permits, and complete inspections with the highest efficiency.
All this is being done in conjunction with managing the complications brought about by COVID-19 including, but not limited to layoffs and furloughs imposed on building departments.
In communicating with the LA Basin building officials I have noticed that throughout the region, despite all of the exasperating developments, our members are doing their job with the greatest integrity and responsibility by demonstrating their best professional and interpersonal qualities.
On behalf of the ICC Los Angeles Basin Chapter Board of Directors, I would like to extend our sincerest gratitude for the work you are doing in keeping our structures safe, and helping businesses to reopen. Thank You!
The Board continues working with our members by communicating via email, phone, and social media. We conduct our monthly meetings and educational sessions in a teleconference format. Please note that some of our meeting dates are being altered. Please check your mailbox and our website for upcoming events.
We have experienced increased participation in some of our committees. Many members have also found video conferences very convenient and have taken advantage of this form of communication. You can sign up for our committees by completing the Chapter Committee application at the following link: https://tinyurl.com/yc2aubdz
For those who have not paid their 2020 membership dues, you can do so by replying to the PayPal invoice we have sent you. If for any reason you don’t have the invoice, you can also send a check along with a completed application which can be downloaded at the following link: https://tinyurl.com/yc7pdgwn
Also, I urge our members to help us keep our membership records current. If there is a change in your organization (e.g. building official, contact person, etc.) please inform us at your earliest convenience.
Please keep up the extraordinary work you are all doing and stay safe!
Ara Sargsyan, PE, CBO, LEED AP
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