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.

BEAC Meetings

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

Pursuant to the State of California's latest Executive Order AB-361, the Board of Examiners, Appeals and Condemnation meetings will also be held via teleconference. 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 virtually or by phone, please use the following options:

Join online
Join by phone: 213.306.3065
Meeting ID: 2489 512 6007 
Password: BEAC082022


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