A headline on a story Monday about the Department of Licenses and Inspections should have made clear that L&I conducted 600 inspections, not the inspections of 600 buildings. The story also said L&I Commissioner Carlton Williams was asked to comment on an assertion that the agency was "in a panic" to inspect buildings following a critical report by the city controller. Williams, responding in writing, did not directly comment on the assertion, as the story implied. Instead, the commissioner referred to a previous answer in which he said nine new building inspectors were conducting a training exercise and had then logged into the agency database by using the identification number of a more senior inspector.
March 24, 2015