Today’s editorial about Pierce County’s building amnesty program described some of the safety hazards the county is finding in its search for unpermitted structures. Unfortunately, space didn’t allow us to publish photos that show those hazards. But we have them.
I emailed Chuck Kleeberg, director of Pierce County Planning and Land Services, to say essentially: Sure, we’ve all heard of the shoddy deck that killed the PLU student back in 2001, but what else have you got?
Here’s what he came up on the spot.
This photo came to me with a note that said: “See the safety concerns?” Uh, yeah. Kleeberg dubbed them traps for the tipsy.