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Recent Court Decision Highlights Due Process Requirements for Building Enforcement Appeals

by on February 11, 2018

posted in Recent Court Decisions,

A recent court ruling in the First Appellate District of the California Court of Appeal may require cities to make changes to their procedures for hearing administrative appeals of substandard housing citations. In Lippman v. City of Oakland, a landlord who owns rental property in Oakland appealed citations he received from the City’s Building Services Department for blight and substandard living conditions.  The landlord’s claims on appeal were adjudicated by a single hearing officer who was appointed by the same Department that cited him.   ... Continue Reading

tags: Appeals of Administrative Citations, Building Code, Citations, Enforcement,