Laurence Kornfield

Special Assistant to the City Administrator

Laurence Kornfield focuses his current work as Special Assistant to the City Administrator on mitigating potential impacts on San Francisco from earthquakes and other disasters.

In his previous role as Chief Building Inspector, he was primarily responsible for the Department of Building Inspection's response to the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake. Laurence also led the decade-long Community Action Plan for Seismic Safety (CAPSS) project and Building Code and interdepartmental policy development projects.