LOS ANGELES (KABC) — An Eyewitness News investigation has found hundreds of residential buildings in Los Angeles are not meeting the city’s latest earthquake retrofit requirements.
Back in 2015, the Los Angeles City Council passed one of the most stringent set of earthquake building rules in the country. Managed by the city’s Department of Building and Safety, the rules require owners of so-called soft-story buildings to reinforce the structures within seven years.
Soft-story buildings are often referred to as dingbats or tuck-unders, that provide parking spaces on the ground level with housing above.
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