333 West Ocean Blvd.
Long Beach CA 90802
Phone: (562) 570-LBDS (5237)
Fax: (562) 570-6753
Board of Examiners, Appeals and Condemnation

The Disabled Access Appeals Board was merged with the Board of Examiners, Appeals and Condemnation as of November 18, 2014.

The Board of Examiners, Appeals and Condemnation (BEAC) is established by Long Beach Municipal Code 18.10.020 as the body entrusted to determine the suitability of alternate methods and materials and types of construction and to review the determinations of the Building Official relative to the correction of substandard conditions in buildings, to abate nuisances, and to enforce State regulations pertaining to access to public accommodations by physically handicapped persons. In addition, the Board presides over Administrative Citation Appeal Hearings as neutral hearing officers weighing evidence to determine whether an appeal should be granted or denied.

Board Members
Seven Long Beach residents, appointed by the Mayor and confirmed by the City Council, volunteer their time and expertise to serve on the Board.

  • James Thompson, Chairman
  • Diane Arnold, Vice-Chairman
  • Charles Whitehead
  • Eric Witten
  • Ethel Powers
  • Michael McCarthy
  • Michael Hamilton

Officer Election:
Annually in July

2 years (4 terms max.)

Appointed by Mayor

Staff Liaison:
Code Enforcement Bureau Manager (562) 570-6336

The Board meets on the third Monday of the month (as needed) at 2:30 pm in the Code Enforcement Conference Room, 100 W. Broadway, Suite 400, Long Beach, CA 90802. Code Enforcement staff may be contacted at (562) 570-CODE.

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