Wednesday, November 30, 2011
Oakland building inspection reforms 'too slow'
Oakland Councilwoman Jane Brunner tore into the city's building services division on Tuesday, saying its attempts at reforms in the wake of a scathing grand jury report have been sluggish.
Among other things, the division has failed to create an independent appeals board or create a citizens task force, Brunner said. In addition, the division plans to bring a reform plan before the council in March even though an Alameda County Civil Grand Jury issued a report with recommendations in June.
"We are absolutely moving too slow," Brunner said at a meeting Tuesday of the City Council's community and economic development committee. "I had higher expectations of things."
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