CALBO Listserve: Share What’s (Not) Working for Your Agency
We must learn from and lean on one another during this time.


Dear CALBO Colleague,

As the world continues to respond to the COVID-19 health emergency, California building departments will continue to be of vital importance to local economies and overall public safety. Governor Newsom has declared housing construction as an essential service that will continue during the Shelter in Place Order. We must remember to do all we can for our industry colleagues as we develop and operate with new, localized policies to continue to work with the public.

California Building Officials (CALBO) encourages you to share stories on the Building Department listserve (click here for directions and guidance) on how your agency is responding to this crisis, along with tips or strategies that you are finding that work (or don’t) for telecommuting, electronic processing and remote inspections.

Below are examples of what building departments are sharing with their peers. CALBO thanks all jurisdictions for their efforts on all fronts.

City of Stockton

City of Turlock

City of Carmel-by-the-Sea

We look forward to connecting with you in the digital realm as we face many new and upcoming challenges over the next months. We must learn from and lean on one another during this time.

If you have any questions or concerns at any time, please feel free to contact the CALBO Office at 916-457-1103 or We are open Monday-Friday from 8:30am-5:00pm.