At its May 23, 2023 meeting, the Concord City Council announced a recruitment for the Board of Appeals to fill five (5) positions for four-year terms ending February 28, 2027, and two (2) alternate positions for four-year terms ending February 28, 2027; and setting a deadline of Friday, June 23, 2023, at 5 p.m. as the deadline for receipt of applications by the City Clerk.
The Board of Appeals consists of five (5) members and two (2) alternates serving four (4) year terms. The Board of Appeals is required by State law and meets as needed to interpret State law and the California Building Standards Code pertaining to construction standards for the City. They make a determination of suitable alternate materials and methods of construction and hear appeals of orders, decisions, and determinations made by the City’s Chief Building Official. Decisions of the Board are final and may not be appealed to the City Council. The Board of Appeals consists of members who are qualified by experience and training to pass on matters pertaining to the City of Concord Construction Code and are not employees of the City. Appointees must be qualified in and specifically knowledgeable in the City of Concord Construction Code and applicable local ordinances. Appointees do not need to be residents of the City of Concord.
The City’s Conflict of Interest Code requires members to disclose interests in investments, real property, and income derived within the City of Concord or from sources doing business within the City of Concord. Filings are required within 30 days of assuming office and on an annual basis. Meetings are held on an infrequent basis.
The Concord City Council doesn’t want you for these positions unless you think as they do! They may want to see a diversity of sex and race on this Board of Appeals, BUT THEY DON’T WANT TO SEE ANY DIVERSITY OF THOUGHT!!!