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"Retrofit permits issued: 0"
Bill, presumably you mean as of 12/2003. That says it all!
It would appear, if this statistic is accurate, that this was not a jurisdiction which held seismic safety as a priority...

Steven A.
Los Angeles

BCainse(--nospam--at) wrote:

 Dennis-The statistics from the 2000 Seismic Safety Commission report on URMs lists Paso Robles as follows: Inventory Completed:                               YesHistoric URMs:                                        0Non-Historic URMs:                                58Mitigation Program Established:             YesResponded to 1999 Survey:                    YesUCBC Compliance:                                4Compliance with Jutrisdiction Program:  12Partial Completion/Under Construction:    0Retrofit permits issued:                           0Plans submitted/Plancheck underway:    30Reduced Occupancy:                               0Demolished:                                            0Slated for demolition:                                0Warning placards posted:                         0No mitigation progress                             10Owners notified:                                        58 Having grown up in Paso Robles, I would question the listing for historic URMs.  It appears that the City has listed all of the URMs as non-historic.  Paso Robles has a number of 1880s to early 1900s URMs that could be worthy of a historic designation. From news accounts, the Mastagni Building, which suffered a partial collapse and where the two deaths apparently occurred, had not yet undergone seismic upgrading.  It was a beautiful old building that was important to the historic fabric of the Paso Robles downtown. When I was there for a high school reunion in October, I heard of plans to upgrade the building.  It is sad it had not yet occurred. Regards,Bill Cain