CITY HALL — City officials are demanding an inspection of former City Councilman John Drayman’s Montrose condominium to determine whether he underreported renovations in permits filed with the city after the work was done.
Drayman filed permits for the renovations in January — months after the work was completed by seven subcontractors of Advanced Development & Investment Inc., an affordable housing firm now under federal investigation for allegedly bilking several cities, including Glendale, out of millions in construction overcharges.
City laws require homeowners to obtain permits before any work is completed, and Drayman himself had previously railed against illegal construction as a councilman.
Drayman said he had been unaware of any ADI connections at the time of the remodel, and that the lack of permits was an oversight by his contractor, National Fire Systems & Services.
The permits list the value of work at $30,000, but Drayman has said in previous interviews that the work cost upward of $100,000.