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Elected leaders in the City of Santa Monica get it

by Eric Holdeman / February 14, 2017

I was very surprised to read this Los Angeles Times story, Santa Monica seeks to pass the nation's most extensive earthquake retrofit plan. Addressing steel structures is new to me.

It appears to me that the leaders in that city are putting safety first; what a concept. Here in Washington state we are struggling to even get unreinforced masonry buildings addressed by either city, county or state elected officials. Everyone keeps punting the issue down the line with other more "pressing issues" staring them in the face.

It does look like Seattle may be getting closer to taking action, in one form or another, on unreinforced masonry buildings in that city.