City of Long Beach 
Public Information Office
411 W. Ocean Blvd, 
Long Beach, CA 90802

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEPress Release # CM:042718
City of Long Beach Observes Building Safety Month
Community invited to participate in celebration on May 8
Jacqueline Medina
Long Beach Development Services

The City of Long Beach is proud to recognize the 37th annual Building Safety Month (BSM) alongside the International Code Council and its 64,000 members worldwide. The BSM campaign aims to raise awareness about building safety and the important role of code officials in ensuring safe and sustainable structures that the community can rely on.

In observance of BSM, the community is invited to participate in a celebration on Tuesday, May 8, 2018, from 3:00 pm to 5:30 pm, at the Civic Center Plaza, 411 W. Ocean Blvd.  The free event will feature information and resource booths, as well as the unveiling of Long Beach Development Services’ new Disaster Assessment Team vehicle. Staff from the Development Services Building and Safety Bureau and other City departments will be available to answer any questions and discuss various topics pertaining to building safety and development in the City. Activity books for children, and light refreshments will be provided. The event will also include a proclamation presentation from Mayor Garcia inside the City Hall Council Chamber.

“Long Beach is proud to participate in the Building Safety Month campaign together with agencies and organizations nationwide,” said Mayor Robert Garcia. “Ensuring the safety and sustainability of our homes, businesses, and the structures in our City is critical, and it is important to recognize the key role that our Building Team plays in making this possible each and every day.”

This year’s BSM campaign theme, “Building Codes Save Lives,” reinforces the need for:

  • Adopting modern, model building codes.
  • Preparing the community before disaster strikes.
  • Encouraging water conservation.
  • Promoting the use of technology in the construction industry.

Last year, the Building and Safety Bureau staff provided more than 50,000 inspections, conducted nearly 5,400 engineering plan checks, and served over 58,000 customers at the Development Permit Center.  

For more information on BSM in Long Beach, visit:  For additional information about the Building and Safety Bureau, visit: or call (562) 570-LBDS (5237).

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