L.A. County Supervisor Holly Mitchell, introduced a motion co-authored with Supervisor Hilda Solis that passed this week, requiring some of these buildings to be retrofitted by 2033.
- According to ABC7, [the motion would apply] to concrete, high-rise, non-ductile structures owned by the county or in unincorporated regions built before 1976.
- It also calls for an inventory of soft-story buildings and recommendations for a pilot and permanent program that would provide financial assistance to private property owners of soft-story buildings in unincorporated regions that would eventually be required to retrofit their buildings.
- It's imperative to retrofit soft-story buildings, said Mitchell, pointing out they are often in low-income communities.
- "Many of them are Section 8 properties," Mitchell said. "From my perspective, they are properties that are not only vulnerable, but are critical in our effort to keep Angelenos housed."