By Thomas J. Sullivan–
The City of Citrus Heights is recognizing Building Safety Month throughout the month of May, as part of an international campaign to raise awareness about building safety.
A proclamation was issued by the City Council on April 25, officially proclaiming May as Building Safety Month. An educational display has also been set up inside City Hall.
According to the International Code Council, Building Safety Month reinforces the need for the adoption of regularly updated building codes and helps residents and businesses understand what it takes to create safe and sustainable structures.
Citrus Heights Chief Building Official Greg Anderson and Development Services Technician Susan McLendon are encouraging residents to stop by the lobby at City Hall to see a colorful display highlighting building code awareness, disaster preparedness and fire safety.
A barbecue event will close out the month on May 29, but an RSVP is required ahead of time. Those interested in more information are invited to call the Building Department General Information Line at (916) 727-4760.