On April 18, 2016, the City & County of San Francisco released Resilient San Francisco – Stronger Today, Stronger Tomorrow – a strategic vision to building a more resilient San Francisco. Resilient San Francisco was developed in partnership with the public, private, and nonprofit sectors, along with local community leaders and stakeholders.
One of Resilient SF’s recommendations is to launch a new Office of Resilience and Recovery, now the Office of Resilience and Capital Planning (ORCP), which will be responsible for the following programs:
San Francisco Tall Buildings Study
The San Francisco Tall Buildings Study is the first study in the nation to look at the impact of earthquakes on a large group of buildings higher than 240 feet. The report characterizes the issues and available information; proposes regulatory and procedural recommendations where appropriate; and identifies areas where future studies would be helpful.
Resilient SF was developed in conjunction with 31 government agencies and 56 NGO and private sector organizations and lays out the City’s resilience goals. ORCP implements the initiatives laid out in the plan, tracks and measures progress against these goals, and updates this living document as the City works together with our communities to strengthen San Francisco.
Earthquake Safety Implementation Program
Earthquake Safety Implementation Program (ESIP) began in early 2012, evolving out of the key recommendations of the Community Action Plan for Seismic Safety (CAPSS), a ten year long study evaluating the vulnerabilities San Francisco faces to earthquakes. The CAPSS plan for action was turned into the 50 tasks ESIP will be implementing over the next few decades under the oversight of ORCP.
The City will convene a Lifelines Council under the Resilient SF Initiative with a purpose and scope focused on post-disaster reconstruction and recovery. ORCP will manage the Lifelines Council that will consist of executive officers and senior-level operational deputies of local and regional lifelines providers.