Construction in the neighborhood brings sounds and sights quite out of the ordinary -- hammers, saws, trucks, dumpsters, cranes, piles of building materials, and portable toilets, just to name a few. Workers' trucks and private cars may complicate the parking situation on the block.
Noise and inconvenience are inevitable, but temporary. The City Council has taken steps to help minimize the inconvenience during construction, and reduce the possibility of conflict between the builders and the neighboring residents.
In October 2005, City Council approved a new position called the Residential Construction Officer (RCO) to be the proactive liaison between builders, neighbors, and appropriate City departments and agencies.
Most Requested Information
- RCO Program- details about the Residential Construction Officer program
- Construction Hours and Holidays - allowed hours and days of construction
- Noise Regulations - who to call about violations
- Demolition and Sandblasting- what is required of the contractor and who to call regarding violations
- Lead Paint - Renovation, Repair and Painting
- Parking Problems for the Neighbors- rules and regulations contractors must follow
- Street/Lane Closures- construction related closures
- Washing Material Down The Gutters - who to call about violations
- Height Verification - compliance with maximum allowable building height
- Property Damage - private property disputes
- What Requires a Permit?
CONSTRUCTION SITE SAFETY
- 03-03-11 CAL/OSHA presentation at Construction Community Meeting
- AB 2774 - Assembly Bill RE: appeal before citation
- CAL/OSHA Alleged Violation form letter
- CAL/OSHA Construction Pocket Guide
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