Leadership

New Bill to Simplify Building Inspection in New York City

Issue 9 and Volume 59.

New Bill to Simplify Building Inspection in New York City A bill to simplify the inspection of buildings in New York City has been approved by members of the Board of Estimate and representatives of real estate interests and other organizations. The measure to be introduced at this session of the Legislature was prepared by a sub-committee of which Fire Commissioner Robert Adamson was chairman and will take the place of the Lockwood-Ellenbogen bill which was vetoed by Mayor Mitchel last year. That bill transferred the Tenement House Department’s functions to the building superintendents. The Tenement House Department is not affected by the new bill that has been drafted. The new bill creates a Board of Standards and Appeals, which succeed the existing Board of Examiners, and which will also exercise the powers now exercised within the city by the State Industrial Commission, which enforces the Labor law and makes…

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