SPUR Supports the Mandatory Seismic Retrofit Program

Letter urging the San Francisco Board of Supervisors' Land Use Committee to move this legislation forward
Policy Letter
March 12, 2013

San Francisco's Community Action Plan for Seismic Safety estimates that at least 58,000 residents and 7,000 workers occupy wood-frame buildings with a soft-story condition that make them vulnerable to damage or even collapse in an earthquake. 

Currently, soft-story buildings pose a significant threat to San Francisco’s ability to recover from a disaster. Retrofitting these 2,800 buildings will better protect occupants from injury and/or displacement and increase our city's resilience by ensuring that in the wake of an earthquake, we're able to retain our most important asset: our people.