Mayor Establishes Earthquake Safety Implementation Committee

Mayor Establishes Earthquake Safety Implementation Committee Mayor Gavin Newsom today announced an Executive Directive establishing the Earthquake Safety Implementation Committee (ESIC) under the direction of the City Administrator’s Office, and tasks the committee to implement a number of policy recommendations from a forthcoming report from the Community Action Plan on Seismic Safety (CAPSS), a nine year effort to catalogue the specific seismic risks San Francisco faces and suggestions on how to mitigate this loss of life and property damage.

“In San Francisco we live with the very real prospect of a major earthquake, and this new effort to raise awareness and retrofit buildings will protect life and property across the City,” said Mayor Newsom. “I issued this Executive Directive and these recommendations to ensure the progress we’ve made these last seven years seismically upgrading and retrofitting our buildings continues.” Read more.

Posted on January 7, 2011 | The comments to this entry are closed.