Development Services

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.

The Board also reviews 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.

Pursuant to the State of California's Executive Order N-29-20 and the City of Long Beach's Safer at Home Order, Board of Examiners, Appeals and Condemnation (BEAC),  hearings will be held via teleconference until further notice. City Hall, including the Civic Chambers, is closed to the public at this time. Please email any comments to Board of Examiners Appeals and Condemnation which will be forwarded to the Board of Examiners, Appeals and Condemnation Members.  Comments submitted during the meeting will also be forwarded and considered. Members of the public who have joined by web or by phone will have the opportunity to offer verbal public comment during the meeting.

To participate in these meetings, please use the following options:

By Web:

  • Access the Web Conference
  • Event Password: BEAC
  • Under “Join Event Now”, enter your name, email, and the above event password. This information will not be used outside of the meeting.

By Phone:

  • Phone Number: 213-306-3065
  • Access Code: 968 140 380 #

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

  • Jim Thompson, Chairman
  • Diane Arnold, Vice-Chairman
  • Michael Hamilton
  • Steven Gerdes
  • Ethel Powers
  • Charles Whitehead
  • Eric Witten

Officer Election: Annually in July

Term: 2 years (4 terms max.)

Membership: Appointed by Mayor

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

The Board meets on the third Monday of the month (as needed) at 1:30 p.m. in the new Long Beach City Hall:
411 W. Ocean Blvd., 4th Floor (Queen Mary Conference Room)
Long Beach, CA 90802

Code Enforcement staff may be contacted at (562) 570-CODE (2633).