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I am sure about all the legal issues.  The building official could
simply choose not to enforce certain sections of the Code because those
sections are obviously flawed.

I would assume that if any new law of any kind were put into effect, and
it became obvious to those who wrote the law that an error was made, the
law enforcing official would at least be obligated not to enforce a law
that contained known errors.


"Robert J Bossi, PE" wrote:
> Lynn:
> A great idea but there imay be no legal way to do what you
> suggest. California law prohibits local jurisdictions from
> making "less restrictive" ammendments to the UBC and there is
> no state agency that can amend the code on a state wide basis
> for low rise wood frame.  The only possible action would be to
> convince the state Department of Housing and Community
> Development to repeal their adoption of 1997 UBC Chapter 16 (or
> 16 - 23) and readopt the the 1994 code in its place but this
> would effect only residential occupancies.