Mayor Releases Earthquake Safety Plan
Comprehensive Program to Make Our City Safer, Protect Lives When the Next Earthquake Strikes
Mayor Edwin M. Lee today released the first draft of the San Francisco’s Earthquake Safety Implementation Program (ESIP), a 30-year plan to update building codes, retrofit privately-owned buildings, and prepare for post-disaster recovery that encompasses 50 objectives, all with the goal of making San Francisco as safe as it can be before the next earthquake hits.
This new ESIP effort is the next step in the Community Action Plan for Seismic Safety (CAPSS) program that culminated earlier this year after a decade of work by the nation’s leading earthquake experts, local housing advocates and property owners, and building experts. The CAPSS program made a series of recommendations for policy changes and retrofit programs. Read more.