SF Weighs Requiring Soft-Story Earthquake Retrofits

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Houses in San Francisco, California. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

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.

Guests:

Chris Poland, structural engineer, chairman and senior principal at Degenkolb Engineers and member of the advisory group that helped draft the ordinance

Charley Goss, government affairs officer with the San Francisco Apartment Association and member of the advisory group that helped draft the ordinance

Noah Arroyo, journalist with San Francisco Public Press, a KQED News Associate

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