April 17, 2012 > Public hearing on seismic safety in public schools
Public hearing on seismic safety in public schools
Submitted By Daniel Torrez
A December 2011 state audit that found there are significant gaps in the state's oversight of school construction and seismic safety projects. The California Field Act mandates seismic safety standards for the design, construction and renovation of all K-12 public school and community college buildings in the state. California has more than 15,000 fault lines and experiences more than 37,000 earthquakes, on average, each year. One of the state's most notorious and potentially dangerous fault lines, the Hayward Fault, runs through the East Bay's most populated cities. We must make sure our children are safe and public school buildings meet state seismic standards.
Senate Hearing on seismic safety and construction oversight of public schools
Friday, April 20
Canyon Middle School
19600 Cull Canyon Road, Room D-11, Castro Valley