the LA Times reports.The LA City Council on Tuesday ordered staff to compile a list of apartment buildings and other structures that are considered "soft" and face the threat of collapse were a major earthquake to strike the Southland,
Councilman Tom LaBonge recently made the motion just a few weeks after San Francisco identified more than 3,000 complexes in need of retrofitting and strengthening, a project that could cost property owners between $60,000 and $130,000 per structure.
The Northridge Earthquake in 1994 brought down a number of buildings including the collapse of the Northridge Meadows, which killed 16 people.
Staff is expected to come back in two months with a proposed method on how to make an inventory of buildings for the list, according to the Times.
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