3 candidates apply to serve on Tacoma Board of Building Appeals

Three people have applied to serve on the City of Tacoma’s Board of Building Appeals.

The seven-member panel reviews and provides recommendations to Tacoma City Council on new additions, amendments, and proposed changes to the City of Tacoma’s Building, Mechanical, Plumbing, Fire, Dangerous Building, Minimum Housing, and Energy codes. The board also holds public hearings and makes decisions on appeals of orders, decisions, or determinations made by the Building Official or Fire Chief relative to the application and interpretation of the Building, Mechanical, Plumbing, Fire, and Energy codes. Finally, the panel hears appeals of orders or decisions made by the Hearing Officer for the Dangerous Building or Minimum Housing codes.

Last Month, the City of Tacoma issued a call for applicants to fill two five-year terms on the board. Laurie Bischof, Dan Fishburn, and Kellene Richards are expected to be interviewed by Tacoma City Council’s Infrastructure, Planning, and Sustainability Committee during a public meeting on Weds., July 23, at 4:30 p.m., at the Tacoma Municipal Building North, 733 Market St., Room 16, in downtown Tacoma. Copies of the agenda and meeting materials are available online here.


Tacoma City Council is expected to vote on a resolution to confirm the appointments during a meeting on Tues., Aug. 12, at 5 p.m., at the Tacoma Municipal Building, 747 Market St., City Council Chambers / First Floor, in downtown Tacoma.