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Issue: City Wants LA Property Owners to Pay for Earthquake Retrofits


Date: Feb 17, 2015

The Los Angeles City Council instructed staffers Friday to report back on ways property owners could pay for seismic retrofitting projects that could be required as part of Mayor Eric Garcetti’s earthquake resiliency proposal. 

Garcetti in December unveiled a plan that called for requiring certain older homes to be reinforced against earthquakes. 

The proposed mandates would apply to soft-story apartments, which are built atop carports, and brittle concrete buildings, constructed prior to 1980, when the city began requiring earthquake reinforcements on new construction. 


The City Administrative Officer will evaluate possible financing agencies and report back on his recommendations.  (Read the rest.)  



Vol 13 Issue 14

Pub: Feb 17, 2015



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