“West Hollywood has decided to release next week the addresses of 820 buildings deemed possibly vulnerable to earthquake damage. The release will come ahead of a future decision by the City Council on who will pay to retrofit those buildings so as to mitigate possible damage.

That decision, a reversal of the city’s previous position, was announced tonight at the City Council meeting by Peter Noonan, the city’s acting director of Human Services and Rent Stabilization. Earlier, Noonan had refused to release the addresses, saying the city was concerned that might unnecessarily alarm owners and tenants of buildings on the list, some of which ultimately might be deemed not to be at risk.”

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