Santa Monica is now poised to enter a new frontier in earthquake safety that could have implications for other cities looking at seismic retrofitting, the Los Angeles Times wrote in a recent article about the City Council’s tentative approval of what could be the nation’s most extensive seismic retrofitting effort.

The draft ordinance, if enacted, could require safety improvements to as many as 2,000 earthquake-vulnerable buildings. Meanwhile, other cities are considering retrofit laws of their own.

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