The Los Angeles City Council is mulling ways to pay for expensive retrofits of buildings in danger of collapsing during a major earthquake.
Councilman Tom LaBonge said Wednesday he favors a state bond because strengthening at-risk apartments and other buildings isn’t just a problem for the city.
Last month, Mayor Eric Garcetti proposed spending billions of dollars to fix vulnerable older buildings and fortify the city’s water and communications networks.
Wood-frame buildings with ground-level parking and concrete buildings have been identified as most prone to collapse during strong shaking.
Several landlords urged council members to find funding for the seismic upgrades.
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