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South Pasadena News and Updates from City Manager Stephanie DeWolfe

The Planning & Community Development Department is fully operational and testing the boundaries of new technologies to continue to serve South Pasadenans.  After implementing E-Plan submittal for online construction permits, the City’s Building Division team at Transtech turned their focus toward virtual building inspections.  Consistent with LA County Covid-19 guidelines, the City is currently conducting building inspections on non-occupied structures only and requiring masks, gloves, and social distancing practices. 

Transtech has been testing new technologies for virtual real-time inspections using Skype to be able to video transmit images of construction details and workmanship in occupied structures as well. Transtech is also using drones to test virtual real-time inspections on roofing and solar panels.  We hope to be able to implement these creative strategies soon!

Joanna Hankamer
Planning and Community Development Director

4/15/2020

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