NBC4 has launched an investigation into the questionable practices of the LADBS.
In this report, hosted by Paul Moyer, the focus is on the inspection process and includes this disturbing insight;
"LA's Department of Building and Safety admits that it's computerized files on construction projects across the City- files that potentially deal with the safety of every home and building -- cannot be trusted."
The investigation also reveals that;
" Deputy inspectors are paid not by the City but by the developers themselves...creating a potential
conflict of interest in enforcing building codes."
So if the basic LADBS system of building code enforcement is completely dysfunctional, how big of a leap is it to assume that their plan reviews & permit issuances suffer from the same ineptness, as well?
The No Home Depot Campaign has been asserting a similar position for months now , in regard to Home Depot's attempt to open in Sunland-Tujunga, and we hope that NBC 4 will continue to explore why the LA Department of Building and Safety may be one of the biggest threats to the citizens of Los Angeles, if for no other reason, than for it's remarkable incompetence.
As we all have come to learn, stories like this, are usually just the tip of the iceberg!
Read the whole story and watch the video at the link below;
NBC4 Investigation of
the Department of Building & Safety