Add another item to the long list of structural failings that have plagued the Board of Equalization headquarters in Sacramento: corroded pipes.
Department of General Services spokesman Eric Lamoureaux confirmed Friday that pipes in the building are deteriorated. General Services acts as the BOE's landlord.
"At this point, it's isolated to waste lines," Lamoureux said, adding that the problem hasn't endangered the health of any employees.
The trouble surfaced on May 4 during the clearing of a clogged drain on the building's sixth floor. The pipe ruptured on the fifth floor, revealing extensive corrosion.
Inspectors have since found corroded pipes on the seventh, 14th and 21st floors.
The 24-story building at 450 N St. has a long history of structural woes: leaks, mold, burst pipes, unreliable elevators, trace levels of toxic substances and falling windows and other exterior glass.
Finishing up the state budget, with votes expected Tuesday, isn't the only item on the Legislature's to-do list. A conference committee is expected to act this week on bills aimed at protecting homeowners facing foreclosure. Other measures up for consideration include Senate Bill 1221 to ban using dogs to hunt bears and bobcats.
"Obesity threatens our capacity to find qualified recruits for the armed forces and tightens an already strained U.S. defense budget."
REP. LORETTA SANCHEZ, a Southern California Democrat, writing on Politico.com that she worries a growing number of young Americans are 'too fat to fight,' as retired military officers recently warned
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