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Statement by Assemblymember Boerner on Governor Signing AB 548

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For Immediate Release: Wednesday, October 11, 2023

Statement by Assemblymember Boerner on Governor Signing AB 548

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Assemblymember Tasha Boerner (D-Encinitas) issued the following statement today after the Governor signed her bill requiring local agencies to develop procedures for expanding code enforcement inspections when an enforcement officer determines that the defects or violations can reasonably affect other units in the building.

“For our local code enforcement officers to inspect and act on unhealthy or unsafe living conditions often requires someone to file a complaint, but when it comes to buildings like apartments, that complaint usually only applies to the one tenant’s unit.  Problems like mold or mildew can trigger asthma, respiratory infections, or worse, and they do not respect barriers like the walls between apartments.

That is why I was pleased to see the Governor sign AB 548 into law today.  This bill will help ensure local enforcement officers can access other units when there are clear, reasonable signs that an unhealthy living condition in one may be impacting others.

Unhealthy housing is far too common in vulnerable communities throughout California.  With the Governor’s action today, we are making it easier to tackle a very real public health threat that disproportionately impacts those most in need of an affordable place to live.”


Assemblymember Tasha Boerner represents the 77th District, which encompasses Carlsbad, Encinitas, Solana Beach, Del Mar, and the coastal communities of La Jolla south to Downtown and Coronado. You can learn more about Assemblymember Boerner at, Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter.