Tue, Feb 5, 2013 -- 9:30 AM
SF Weighs Requiring Soft-Story Earthquake RetrofitsDownload audio (MP3)
Thousands of San Francisco's so-called soft-story homes -- three-story or higher wood-frame buildings built before 1978 -- are vulnerable to earthquakes. On Tuesday, the city's Board of Supervisors will look at a proposal to mandate earthquake retrofitting of these structures by 2020.
Host: Michael Krasny
- Charley Goss, government affairs officer with the San Francisco Apartment Association and member of the advisory group that helped draft the ordinance
- Chris Poland, structural engineer, chairman and senior principal at Degenkolb Engineers and member of the advisory group that helped draft the ordinance
- Noah Arroyo, journalist with San Francisco Public Press, a KQED News Associate