We wereÂ curious what the violation was that the Santa Ana Fire Department cited the county for in January 2007 that required spending $326,000 to fix. To get to the bottom of thingsÂ we asked for a copy of the letter the Fire Department sent to the county regarding their January 22, 2007 inspection of the Hall of Administration building.
Here is theÂ Violation Letter. In a single bullet point from the letter, here is what they told the county to do to correct the violation:
We’ve asked for more information, but from whatÂ we can tell the problem was solved by opening up access to emergency exits almost two years ago.Â So now we’reÂ left with this nagging question.
Why was it critical that, for reasons of security in a post 9/11 world and to comply with fire code regulations, Supervisor Moorlach needed to spend $326,000 to remodel the outer reception area on the fifth floor of the Hall of Administration? Correcting the fire code violation was easy and the “security risk”Â has not beenÂ a problem for almost two years.
We’ll let you know what we find out.