Monterey Park : Building Upgrades Ordered

Owners of seven unreinforced brick buildings on Garvey Avenue must strengthen their buildings to make them earthquake safe or face eviction and possible prosecution, the City Council decided Monday night.

The council unanimously voted to impose a July 15 deadline for owners to submit repair plans to the city, and an April 15, 1992, deadline for work to begin. Under city law, all unreinforced masonry buildings must be demolished or reinforced.

Of 31 unreinforced brick buildings in Monterey Park, two have been repaired, 11 are undergoing repair, plans to repair 11 others have been submitted to the city, and owners of the remaining seven have made no attempts to comply with the law, city officials said.