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In a message dated 3/7/2008 11:17:25 AM Pacific Daylight Time, chrisw(--nospam--at) writes:
I bet you'd get some atention if you sent the building official a 
written memorandum of the situation and conspicuously copied your 
lawyer and the state department that looks after such things. Nothing 
turns heads like a visible audit trail.
I am not sure which City you are talking about.
If it is in Pasadena, and your are friends with Building Official (Sarkis Nazerian) or City Inspector Scott can get almost anything "inpsected" and "approved", even if it is built without a permit.. They even lie for you.
Then again, what can you expect from a Bulding Department like Pasadena, which has only one licensed Civil Engineer (in the Grading department). Not a single person (Civil or Structural) in Plan Check, Code Enforcement, etc. is licensed, not even the Building Official.
Antonio S. Luisoni
Consulting Structural Engineer