ONLINE GOVERNMENTAL CONSENSUS VOTE (OGCV)
The ICC Los Angeles Basin Chapter’s Administration Committee (Committee) has partnered with several participating chapters, organizations and jurisdictions (Participants) to facilitate and strengthen code coordination efforts in California (CA). It is the Committee’s goal that increasing collaboration among the various Participants regarding code change proposals on the national level will help to ensure that the voices of all building safety professionals and code officials in CA are uniform and consistent to the extent possible. As such, the Committee believes that these efforts will help to enable CA members to have a significant impact on the code development process and be a strong leader in advocating for building safety.
In furtherance of that goal, this message is being sent to building safety professionals and code officials that are designated as Governmental Member Voting Representatives (GMRV) in CA regarding the final step in the voting process established by the International Code Council (ICC). The current cycle for ICC’s 2022 Group B Code Development Process will result in the publication of the 2024 Edition of the International Codes (I-Codes). Members of this Committee and various Participants in CA actively participated in both the Committee Action Hearings in Rochester, NY from March 27th thru April 6th and at the Public Comment Hearings in Louisville, KY from September 14th thru the 17th to provide testimony, submit public comments and vote on proposed code changes. The culmination of these efforts has resulted in the development of the “Recommendations for Online Governmental Consensus Vote” document. This document consolidates and summarizes in an easy to read format the voting positions and recommendations of the various Participants. It is intended to serve as a simple guide for all GMVR in CA when evaluating what proposed code changes to support or oppose. This document and other resources can be found on the Los Angeles Basin Chapter website at icclabc.org/code-coordination.
The Online Governmental Consensus Vote begins on October 10, 2022 and concludes on October 24, 2022. Regardless of your position on the proposed code changes, the Committee strongly urge all GMVR in CA to get involve and exercise your ability to vote to maximize our collective strength in the code development process. If you have any questions whatsoever regarding the Committee’s code coordination efforts or what your role may be to support these efforts now or in the future, please feel free to the chairperson for the Committee.
Thank you for your time and support!
Useful hyperlinks to the following documents:
Document for Consensus Voting Recommendation for OGCV
2022 Consensus Voting Recommendation
Share Online Excel File for the Full Voting Recommendation for OGCV
Shared Online Excel File for Code Coordination
ICC 2021/2022 Code Development Process
Useful hyperlinks to the following websites:
Overview of the Committees Coordination Efforts
Voting Through ICC’s cdpACCESS