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Industry Working Group
Start Date/Time:
Monday, October 1, 2018 10:00 AM
End Date/Time:
Monday, October 1, 2018 12:00 PM
Recurring Event:
One time event
Normal Priority
Industry Work Group

Industry Working Group

Attendees: —sign-in sheet

Introductions: All attendees will introduce themselves and the organization that they represent.

  • Rules of Engagement
    1. Share the airtime
    2. Listen to understand and for the future to emerge
    3. Disagree without being disagreeable
    4. Share your experience (not others)
    5. Stay open to new ways of doing things; all ideas are valid
    6. Respect each other’s thinking and value their contributions
    7. Speak your truth, without blame or judgment
    8. Ask what’s possible?” not “what’s wrong”? Keep asking.
    9. Seek common ground and understanding (not problems and conflict)
    10. Stay focused on the topic at hand; out of the weeds and swamps
  • Purpose of Working Group: Provide regular venue for vendors, contractors, homeowners and others who frequently do business at the Building permitting counter to share concerns/identify solutions.


  • Goal: Improve service delivery, Education and strengthen relationships with community/Industry


  • Standard Agenda Setting:  Round table/open forum to identify topics of concern and agenda items for future meetings, and address specific inquiries. 


·General comments:

  • A forum for development of action plan for department with objectives of process improvement and information sharing/education; group can assist in disseminating information to community/industry
  • Need to be mindful of group make-up for broad representation, yet manageable/effective size


·Last meeting notes—review action items and discuss and report out.

·Design criteria—snow loads –Terry report out—update; GIS map on website?

·Fire Department Reviews/Inspection process—JPA update?  Communications—email and phone lists; which Fire Districts provide plan review/inspections and what type of services are provided? --Chief Johnson

·Fire District’s Responsibility for vacant lot weed abatement—communication to the public--Chief Johnson

·Fire District’s Annual Inspection/Fire Inspection process—coordination with Code Enforcement and Building Department’s certificate of occupancy process—Chief Johnson/Ed Short

·Residential Code Requirements/ Type V Cover Sheet streamline process—feedback on new innovative program; On Building Department Website under “Submittals”.—Ed Short/Staff

·TRAK_it—new permit system update—Ed Short

·New 2018 code cycle—preliminary discussion on any code updates—major changes, etc.


·Other Ideas for Future Agenda:


Next Meeting:  TBA: location—CALworks Building—Sequoia Room


Owned by Code Admin On Friday, August 31, 2018