The City of San Luis Obispo recognizes that our concentration of unreinforced masonry buildings provide this City with the distinctive
quality that we all enjoy. However, the City also recognizes the
danger posed by these buildings. Prompted by recent seismic
activity, the City Council accelerated
including fire sprinkler deadlines,
for the strengthening of unreinforced masonry (URM) buildings in San
Luis Obispo. In addition, the City Council adopted the
recommendations of the Chamber of Commerce Seismic Task Force
to help each owner comply within the new timeframes. By
establishing minimal application and permit fees for strengthening
projects, and offering the assistance of the Economic Development
City is encouraging all URM owners to comply with the new deadlines for
strengthening their buildings. You many find it helpful to review
Seismic Plan Details.
Read the law regarding
here if you are interested in viewing the City's
GIS map page.
For information on
earthquake preparedness, please visit our Building &
Safety Division pages.
further information, please contact the City's Economic Development
Manager, Lee Johnson