From the Tribune-Review:
Pittsburgh's Bureau of Building Inspection has made strides since a 2008 audit lambasted the department for failing to respond to complaints in a timely manner, City Controller Michael Lamb said today.Whoa! Wait a second! Back the fu' kup!
But a lack of new hires and the slow adoption of a new computer system has caused complaints and permit requests to back up, he said.
"Given the resources, they have been making decent progress," Lamb said upon releasing the results of his office's 2011 performance audit on the department. "But I thought they'd be a lot further along than they are."
John Jennings, acting chief of the department, did not object to the findings...
"Acting" Chief of Building Inspection? Wait, that can't be right... Let's see... there was Ron Graziani (fired 2007), then Dan Cipriani (resigned 2008), then Sergei Matveiev (resigned 2009)... so, yeah, I guess it sounds like we've been without a Chief of Building Inspection for almost a year now.
Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't there some sort of deadline to fill these types of city jobs permanently?
Hell, sounds like BBI's been going through more Directors than Darrens on Bewitched.