Monday, May 21, 2018

May Recognized as Building Safety Month

At the May 1, 2018, City Council meeting, Mayor Hill and the City Council recognized May as Building Safety Month. Members of the Planning and Development Services Department were present to receive the proclamation.

Through our continuing efforts to address the critical issues of safety, energy efficiency, water conservation, and resilience in the built environment that affect our citizens, both in everyday life and in times of natural disaster, give us confidence that our structures are safe and sound; and,

Whereas, building safety and fire prevention officials are at work year-round to guide the safe construction of buildings. The dedicated members of the International Code Council, including building safety and fire prevention officials, architects, engineers, and others in the construction industry, develop and enforce codes to safeguard Americans in the buildings where we live, work, play and learn; and,

Whereas, the International Codes, the most widely adopted building safety, energy and fire prevention codes in the nation, are used by most U.S. cities, counties and states; these modern building codes also include safeguards to protect the public from natural disasters such as hurricanes, snowstorms, tornadoes, wildland fires, floods and earthquakes; and,

Whereas, Building Safety Month is sponsored by the International Code Council, to remind the public about the critical role of our communities’ largely unknown guardians of public safety––our local code officials––who assure us of safe, efficient and livable buildings; now,

Therefore, I, Mayor Laura Hill, on behalf of the City Council, do hereby proclaim the month of May 2018, as Building Safety Month.

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