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Calaveras Building Official Fired

San Andreas, CA — Longtime Calaveras County Building Director Ray Waller has been fired from his job.

The county has not returned calls for comment but Waller´s attorney is talking and says he is appealing the decision.

San Andreas Attorney Chris Williams said Waller was fired on February 16 after spending nearly five months of administrative leave.

The turmoil began when an audit of the Building Department was ordered by Community Development Agency Director Stephanie Moreno. Initial findings of the audit revealed that minimum fire and life safety requirements of the building code had been overruled or waived.

The full audit will be completed by April 1.

Waller was employed by the county for 21 years and held such jobs as chief building official, community development agency director, planning director and LAFCO representative.

Written by Vanessa Turner.