13,500 Buildings will be affected
4 cities have adopted soft-story retrofit ordinances
As of today, these following cities have adopted soft-story retrofit ordinances that require building owners to make improvements: San Francisco, Berkeley, Oakland, and Los Angeles. There is already talk about other California cities adopting similar laws.
Cities are directly notifying the building owners of their obligations under the new laws, and those names and addresses are a matter of public record, should entrepreneurial contactors want to market their retrofit services.
It is estimated in L.A., that upwards of 13,500 buildings may need code-approved retrofits.