Department of Building Inspection

A homeless man uses an umbrella to hold off the water. (CBS SF)

UPDATE: SF Archdiocese Apologizes For Water System To Repel Homeless At Saint Mary’s Cathedral

Saint Mary’s Cathedral in San Francisco will dismantle a system that pours water on entrance areas of the church frequented by homeless after receiving a formal notice of violation from the city.

03/18/2015

Cars and homes were flooded by a water main break in San Francisco.  (CBS)

Homes Red-Tagged In Area Around San Francisco Water Main Break

Four homes were declared uninhabitable on Saturday near the spot where a water main broke in San Francisco’s Inner Parkside neighborhood last week, a city Public Utilities Commission spokeswoman said Monday.

03/04/2013

Residents of a San Francisco apartment complex on Taylor Street claim their landlord didn’t properly maintain a staircase, which led to the death of Rory Moore. (CBS)

DA’s Office Begins Probe Into SF Woman’s ‘Shocking’ Staircase Death

The San Francisco District Attorney’s office has launched a formal investigation into conditions at an upscale Nob Hill apartment building where a woman recently fell to her death through an apparently rotted staircase.

03/22/2012

SF “Permit Expediter” Remains Jailed

SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS) _ San Francisco’s Department of Building Inspection has been put on notice after a so-called “permit expediter” has been accused of more than 200 counts of fraud.

08/06/2010