Construction Board of Appeals

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Meeting Information

Meetings are scheduled on an as-needed basis. For more information contact staff liaison Eric Hagen at (805) 781-7572 or email 

Purpose, Membership and Terms

The Construction Board of Appeals (CBA) hears and decides appeals of orders, decisions, and determinations made by the building official relative to the applications and interpretations of various technical codes. In addition, the members of the CBA may meet as the Appeals Board for Disabled Access for the purpose of considering appeals to the standards in the California Building Standards Code regarding accommodations for persons with physical disabilities. The CBA consist of seven members, who must be residents and registered voters of the City. Five of the members shall be qualified by experience or training on matters pertaining to building construction and building service equipment, and who are not employees of the City. Two members shall be physically disabled, as defined by the California Building Code. Members are appointed to four-year terms and are eligible for reappointment for an additional four years. The roster of current members, date of appointment, and date of term expiration can be reviewed on the City's Local Appointments List.

How can I express my opinion on an upcoming agenda item?

All interested persons are invited to attend Advisory Body meetings to express their views verbally, or to submit written communications to the Advisory Body members ( to express their opinions for or against the agenda item. Citizens are encouraged to present written comments (including emails) at least one day prior to the meeting. This provides the Council and Advisory Bodies with a greater opportunity to review and consider issues and/or concerns expressed in written communications prior to a meeting. Written comments received before, at or during a Council or Advisory Body meeting are included in the public record and posted to the City’s website.

Comments submitted less than three (3) hours before a meeting will be included in the record, but will not be distributed or posted before the meeting.

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NOTE: Written comments relating to an upcoming agenda item will be distributed and posted online as Agenda Correspondence, pursuant to City Policies and Procedures.

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