Mayor Lee Signs Seismic Retrofit Program Into Law


SAN FRANCISCO—On Thursday, April 18, at the Lotta’s Fountain in downtownSan Francisco, Mayor Edwin M. Lee met with the Board of Supervisors and City Officials in commemoration of the 107th anniversary of the 1906 Great Earthquake and Fire.

There, Mayor Lee signed the Mandatory Seismic Retrofit Program into law in favor of Soft Story Wood Frame Buildings, which will seismically strengthen many structures in San Francisco.

Mayor Lee said, “In order to be a truly resilient City, we must protect our residents and make sure their homes are safe after a major seismic event. This mandatory seismic retrofit program will protect San Franciscans, protect our housing stock and ensure San Francisco can rapidly recover from the nest earthquake. Today, we renew our commitment to making sure that disasters such as the 1906 Earthquake and Fire do not devastate our City again.”

By Kyle Maloney