LA’s mayor to make city more earthquake-proof

An aerial view of Los Angeles.

An aerial view of Los Angeles. Image by Ron Reiring / CC BY 2.0

Eric Garcetti, mayor of Los Angeles, has announced plans to make some of the city’s least secure buildings safer in the event of an earthquake. In what would be the most comprehensive scheme in California’s history, Garcetti wants any buildings made of concrete or wood and built before 1980 to be fitted with protection against seismic activity. The plan would involve work on thousands of buildings, and tenants who would be affected are worried that they would have to foot large bills. Read more:

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