Can historic properties be demolished during an emergency?

by Andrew Shaffer  on June 27, 2018 | | No comments

Damage to historic properties from natural disasters like fires, floods, earthquakes and mudslides can be another avenue to demolition. During a State of Emergency, officials can “red tag” buildings that present an immediate threat to public safety and order demolition without additional review under.

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Andrew Shaffer is the California Preservation Foundation’s Engagement Director. His job includes sharing stories of CPF’s work and collaborating with members and partner organizations on preservation issues across California. Prior to joining CPF, he studied at the University of San Francisco and the University of Wisconsin, where he specialized in LGBTQ history, preservation, and activism. Andrew is a transplant to San Francisco and loves showing off his adopted hometown to people from all over the world.