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

The Board of Examiners, Appeals and Condemnation (BEAC) is entrusted to determine the suitability of alternate methods and materials and types of construction review the determinations relative to the correction of substandard conditions in buildings and to abate nuisances, hear written appeals regarding enforcement of State regulations pertaining to access to public accommodations by persons with disabilities, and review any action taken by the Building Official in the enforcement or interpretation of the Long Beach Municipal Code or other ordinances of the City or laws and statutes of the State. 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
  • Eric Witten
  • Jo Ann Fitzpatrick
  • 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 1:30 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.