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L.A. City Council embraces Mayor Eric Garcetti's quake retrofit plan
L.A. City Council embraces Mayor Eric Garcetti's quake retrofit plan

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti's ambitious plan to require thousands of earthquake-vulnerable buildings to be retrofitted was welcomed Wednesday by the City Council, which began the process of drafting an ordinance. Many council members expressed support for seismic strengthening, but said they needed to figure out a way to ensure the upgrades are affordable. Councilman Gil Cedillo endorsed Garcetti's goal of mandatory retrofits to protect residential buildings and lives. "There's no question about it. It has to be done," said Cedillo, who is asking the city attorney to begin drafting a mandatory retrofit law. "It's been demonstrated that voluntary...

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