The San Francisco CAPSS Committee

CAPSS began in 1998, paused from 2003 to 2007, and was completed in 2010. In 2000, the City’s Department of Building Inspection (DBI) initiated a program, known as the Community Action Plan for Seismic Safety (CAPSS), with the mission to develop and implement a work plan for reducing earthquake risks in San Francisco, and to improve post-earthquake response policy. Two and a half years into the project, when its foundational analysis was 80 percent complete, the Building Inspection Commission terminated CAPSS. The Community Action Plan for Seismic Safety, was a ten-year study endorsed in 2010 by an advisory body of over sixty representative stakeholders, community leaders, professional experts and City officials, resulting in an agreement upon acceptable earthquake impacts and the development of a plan to achieve those resilience goals.