Preserving our building stock and keeping people safe when - not if but when - the next earthquake hits must be a top priority here at City Hall. This includes our private schools, which educate 1/3 of our city's children. The Mayor has moved forward with legislation -- which I have co-sponsored -- that will require private schools to undergo a seismic evaluation within the next three years, so that the city and the schools will have a better understanding of what, if any work, needs to be done to improve the safety of these schools. There were some initial concerns from the private school community, but we worked with everyone involved and now the legislation has moved forward. It was approved by the Land Use and Economic Development Committee on Monday, and will head to the full Board of Supervisors for approval next Tuesday.
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