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Inventory of the Joint Committee on Seismic Safety Records
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PART I - Central Records of the JCSS, 1969-1974

 

Administrative Records

Folder F3713:1.

1. JCSS ADMINISTRATIVE MANUAL. 1969.

Physical Description: 1f.

Scope and Content Note

Given to each member of the Committee and advisory groups, it contains an explanation of the statutory nature and functions of the Committee, a history of the earthquake problem in the State, and a glossary of earthquake related terms.
Folder F3713:2-103.

2. PERSONNEL FILES. 1970-1974.

Physical Description: 102f.

Scope and Content Note

Personnel rosters placed first, followed by individual folders on each member of the Committee and the advisory groups arranged alphabetically.
Personnel rosters list members of all advisory groups and ad hoc groups until December 1974. Rosters of advisory groups list name, occupation, affiliation, and professional society memberships of each advisor.
Personnel files exist for Committee members and advisory group members. Folders on Committee members contain a press release with a photograph of the legislator and a one page biography. Folders on advisors include a personnel questionaire, including limited biographical information, professional affiliations, address, and phone number; a biography or vita; and a copy of a letter sent to the advisor announcing his or her appointment. Series is not complete and not all folders are complete.
Photographs of advisory group members are filed under series entry 58, JCSS PHOTOGRAPHS, undated.
Folder F3713:104.

3. STAFF FILE. Undated.

Physical Description: 1f.

Scope and Content Note

Items arranged as follows: business cards of Diridon Corporation and consultants, listing their addresses and phone numbers; roster listing the consultants of the corporation with a biographical note on each; and a time sheet listing the typical amount of time each consultant spent working on Committee matters and those of each of the advisory groups.
Folder F3713:105-106.

4. GRANT APPLICATIONS. 1970-1971, 1973.

Physical Description: 2f.

Scope and Content Note

Arranged chronologically.
Copies of two applications: one to the Office of Emergency Preparedness (1970-1971) requesting a matching grant to help finance the operations of the JCSS; the other to the National Science Foundation (1973) asking for a grant to carry out a sociometric evaluation of the effectiveness of the Committee's work in upgrading seismic standards. Each application includes a brief history of the Committee, a statement of the purpose of the grant, and an explanation of the expected results.
Folder F3713:107-115.

5. INCOMING CORRESPONDENCE. 1969-1975.

Physical Description: 9f.

Scope and Content Note

Arranged chronologically.
Contains letters from individuals requesting information on seismic safety, suggestions on subjects to be investigated, and requests for Committee publications; letters from experts in the field of structural engineering and emergency planning replying to Committee requests for information and offering criticisms of Committee reports; and advertisements from business firms announcing the development of seismic safety related products.
Placed at the end of this series is a separate folder of 1974 letters from individuals and structural engineering and emergency planning experts offering support for the JCSS's legislative program of 1974.
Folder F3713:116-120.

6. OUTGOING CORRESPONDENCE. 1969-1974.

Physical Description: 5f.

Scope and Content Note

Arranged chronologically.
Contains copies of replies to incoming correspondence from Senator Alquist or by consultants on behalf of the Senator providing information requested, requests from members of the Committee or consultants on behalf of the JCSS for technical information from experts in the field of seismic safety, and letters from advisory group members to legislators outside the JCSS requesting their support for JCSS proposed legislation.
Placed at the end of this series is a separate folder containing 1974 requests sent by the Committee to experts in the field of seismic safety asking that they review the JCSS final report and make comments.
Folder F3713:121-127.

7. INTRA-JCSS CORRESPONDENCE. 1969-1974.

Physical Description: 7f.

Scope and Content Note

Arranged chronologically.
Contains letters sent between Committee members discussing seismic safety legislation, copies of correspondence sent by Committee members to the consultants requesting information, replies from consultants, reports of consultants on the actions of the advisory groups, announcements from the consultants of Committee meetings and hearings and the probable subjects to be discussed.
Also copies of letters from Senator Alquist and consultants in the name of the Committee announcing changes in procedures; informing the advisory groups of legislation involving their particular subject areas; reporting on the status of legislation in the subject areas of particular advisory groups; requesting particular advisors to testify before hearings, both of the JCSS and of other legislative committees.
At the end of the series is a folder of correspondence between Committee members and Ad Hoc Group members discussing legislation.
Folder F3713:128-129.

8. JCSS PRESS RELEASES. 1969-1974.

Physical Description: 2f.

Scope and Content Note

General press releases and press releases announcing appointments placed in separate folders. Arranged chronologically thereunder.
Contains announcements of appointments to advisory groups (including biographic information on the appointee); announcements of meetings, hearings, and proposed legislation; statements by the chairman on the ramifications to California earthquake planning of natural disasters such as the San Fernando Earthquake of February 9, 1971 and the Manaqua, Nicaragua Earthquake of 1973.
Folder F3713:130.

9. EDITORIALS. 1969-1974.

Physical Description: 1f.

Scope and Content Note

Arranged chronologically.
Copies of editorials dealing with the question of seismic safety or seismic safety legislation, sent to the Committee by California newspapers, radio, and television stations.
Folder F3713:131-132.

10. PRESS CONFERENCES.

Physical Description: 2f.

Scope and Content Note

Arranged chronologically, undated material placed at end of series.
Prepared statements by chairman and advisory group chairpersons describing earthquake dangers and explaining the goals and functions of the JCSS and its advisory groups, and the proposed nature of the final report.
Placed at the end of series are questions and answers prepared for Senator Alquist in preparation for a Public Works Committee press conference, dealing in part with earthquake safety.
Folder F3713:133-134.

11. JCSS SPEECHES. 1969-1974.

Physical Description: 2f.

Scope and Content Note

Arranged chronologically.
Speeches, primarily made by Senator Alquist, spelling out the nature of the earthquake hazard in the State and the purpose and activities of the JCSS. Includes speeches by Herbert Rabock, Brynn Kenaghan, and Rodney J. Diridon (consultants) speaking on behalf of the chairman.
Folder F3713:134.

12. JCSS ALQUIST/EVANS EARTHQUAKE ARTICLE. 1973.

Physical Description: 1f.

Scope and Content Note

Article written by Alan Evans, and published under Senator Alquist's name in the California Journal dealing with the lessons of the San Fernando Earthquake and about the special Sub-Committee to investigate the Earthquake, its functions and its goals.
 

Records Relating to Information Gathering and Report Writing

Folder F3713:136-143.

13. JCSS HEARINGS. 1969-1974.

Physical Description: 8f.

Scope and Content Note

Arranged chronologically.
Includes transcript of each hearing as well as attendance records, press releases announcing hearings, agendas listing those to testify, statements of those who testified (only those not recorded in the transcripts, or whose testimony was substantially different from the statement), invitations to testify (only when the person's name did not appear in the agenda). Also materials generated outside of the Committee brought into the record at the hearings, including resolutions of city governments, reports from local officials, correspondence from interested parties (such as the Otis Elevator Company at the hearing on the earthquake risk of high-rise buildings).
Hearing subjects include introductory hearings spelling out the nature of the JCSS and hearings on the San Fernando Earthquake, the seismic hazards of high rise buildings in Los Angeles and San Francisco, the Manaqua, Nicaraqua Earthquake, and on earthquake prediction.
Folder F3713:144-153.

14. JCSS REPORTS. 1970, 1972, 1974.

Physical Description: 10f.

Scope and Content Note

Arranged chronologically.
Contains an organizational report (F3713:144) spelling out the functions of the Committee and its advisory groups and the nature of the final report to be written; a progress report (F3713:145) spelling out the progress that had been made in the first year of the Committee's existence: the final report (F3713:146)--containing an explanation of the seismic hazard to the State and spelling out the JCSS legislative program: and a supplement to the final report (F3713:147-153) containing a statement of the function and organization of each advisory group and containing a complete set of the minutes of the JCSS and all the advisory groups.
Folder F3713:154-167. ODC2:3-3,4.

15. MISCELLANEOUS REFERENCE MATERIALS. 1969-1974.

Physical Description: 13f. 1 map. 1 map book.

Scope and Content Note

Materials generated within the JCSS and its advisory groups placed first, those generated outside the Committee last, arranged chronologically thereunder.
Reference materials gathered by the staff for the use of the Committee and advisors in writing the final report. Includes a listing of the responsibilities of all state agencies in the field of seismic safety and emergency planning a collection of correspondence and reports from Otis Elevator Company and the United States Bureau of Standards dealing with elevator hazards in earthquakes, a report from Purdue University on the effects of earthquakes on electrical power systems, materials relating to an automatic gas-valve that shuts off during earthquakes, and a copy of the testimony from the Field Act hearings of the Committee on Education, November 14, 1973. Also included is a map book of East Bay faults and fill areas, a map of schools, hospitals, and police stations built on or near the Hayward fault, and a compelation of correspondence and reports generated outside the JCSS dealing with the future of the Van Norman Dam.
 

Records Relating to the Proposal and Review of Legislation

Folder F3713:168-204.

16. JCSS LEGISLATIVE WORKING PAPERS. 1970-1974.

Physical Description: 46f.

Scope and Content Note

Legislative summaries followed by legislative rosters placed first in series arranged chronologically thereunder. Legislative working papers placed next, arranged by session and numerically thereunder by Senate or Assembly Bill or Resolution number. Un-numbered proposals placed at the end of the series.
Summaries contain a brief paragraph discription of the nature and the purpose of every bill proposed on seismic safety between 1970 and 1974. Rosters contain charts tracing the legislative history of each bill.
The legislative working papers are folders created by the staff to contain all materials deemed necessary for the drafting or review of a particular piece of legislation. Folders contain, drafts of bills and amendments by Committee members or the staff; copies of bills with comments written by the staff or advisory group members; legislative analyt's reports; written opinions by advisory group members; correspondence from technical experts, government agencies, and interested parties offering either favorable or unfavorable responses to the specific proposal; and reference materials directly relating to the specific proposal.
Working papers of bills dealt with by Ad Hoc Groups are filed under series entry 57, RECORDS OF AD HOC GROUPS, 1974.
Folder F3713:205-207.

17. MISCELLANEOUS MATERIALS RELATING TO JCSS CONFERENCES. 1970-1974.

Physical Description: 3f.

Scope and Content Note

Arranged chronologically.
Contains agendas, attendance lists, and in some cases notes for potential addresses by Alquist from JCSS conferences and retreats. Meetings involve either in house conferences between the Committee and advisory group members to discuss procedures and goals, or meetings with legislators and members of the press spelling out JCSS accomplishments and recommendations.
 

PART II - Records of the Special Sub-Committee to Investigate the San Fernando Earthquake of February 9, 1971

Folder F3713:208.

18. CONSULTANTS' ADMINISTRATIVE FILE. 1971.

Physical Description: 1f.

Scope and Content Note

Contains roster including name of each consultant, a brief biographic sketch, and a statement of his responsibilities and the nature of the report he is to write.
Folder F3713:209.

19. SUB-COMMITTEE CORRESPONDENCE. 1971-1972.

Physical Description: 1f.

Scope and Content Note

Arranged chronologically.
Incoming external correspondence includes opinions by technical experts of the Sub-Committee's final report. Outgoing external correspondence includes letters from the Sub-Committee Chairman, or the staff in the name of the Chairman, explaining the purpose and functions of the Sub-Committee.
Intra-Sub-Committee correspondence includes letters from committee members to consultants asking for technical information, replies from consultants, from consultants to chairman explaining difficulties in writing projects, and letters from the project technical coordinator sent to consultants briefly explaining in general terms the responsibilities of individual consultants.
Folder F3713:210.

20. MINUTES OF CONSULTANTS' MEETING. 1971.

Physical Description: 1f.

Scope and Content Note

Outline of meeting held July 28, 1971 between the consultants of the Sub-Committee to discuss the nature and purpose of the proposed study of the San Fernando Earthquake.
Folder F3713:211-214.

21. SUB-COMMITTEE HEARINGS. 1972.

Physical Description: 4f.

Scope and Content Note

Arranged chronologically.
Contains transcripts of January 6, 1972 hearing that dealt with the safety of dams, and particularly the failure of the Van Norman Dam, and the transcript of February 9, 1972 hearing that discussed the San Fernando Earthquake, dealing particularly with geology, soils, engineering, lifelines to urban areas, land use planning, preparedness, and government responsibility.
Includes agendas (listing speakers), attendance records, speakers' statements (only when not recorded in transcript), invitations to speak (only when name does not appear in the agenda).
Folder F3713:215-216.

22. SUB-COMMITTEE REPORTS. 1971-1972.

Physical Description: 2f.

Scope and Content Note

Arranged chronologically.
Contains a copy of the July 31, 1971 preliminary report of the Sub-Committee, including background information on the San Fernando Earthquake, enabling legislation of the JCSS and the Sub-Committee, a description of the proposed study of the Sub-Committee, a list of legislation proposed by the JCSS, and a discussion of seismic safety studies already underway.
Series also contains a copy of the final summary report of the San Fernando Earthquake Study (December, 1972) which includes, a statement of the earthquake problems in California, how to live with the earthquake hazard, and a description of proposed earthquake safety legislation.
Folder F3713:217-227.

23. CONSULTANTS' REPORTS. 1971.

Physical Description: 11f.

Scope and Content Note

Arranged alphabetically by author (for a list of subjects dealt with by individual consultants see San Fernando Earthquake Study Organization Diagram located on page 6).
Reports include an explanation of the effect of the San Fernando Earthquake on the consultant's particular field and a list of recommendations for legislation to reduce the destructive effect of earthquakes based on the lessons of the San Fernando Earthquake. Some files contain brief briographies of the consultants.
Reports were incorporated into the final report. See series entry 22, SUB-COMMITTEE REPORTS, 1971-1972.
Folder F3713:228.

24. SUB-COMMITTEE REFERENCE MATERIALS. 1971-1972.

Physical Description: 1f.

Scope and Content Note

Arranged chronologically.
Miscellaneous reports generated within the JCSS and gathered by the staff for the use of the Sub-Committee members and consultants in preparing the final report. Includes a statement of the objectives and approach of the AG/LUP study of the San Fernando Earthquake and a report by Stanley Scott on lessons learned from the San Fernando Earthquake.
Folder F3713:229-238.

25. SUB-COMMITTEE SEISMIC RISK CONFERENCE. 1971.

Physical Description: 10f.

Scope and Content Note

Arranged chronologically within categories, speeches and discussions arranged in order delivered. Materials placed in the following categories in the following order: program and roster of attendance, correspondence, press releases, original transcripts of addresses, and transcripts of discussions about addresses.
September 22-24, 1971 conference of advisory group members, non-JCSS seismic experts, Sub-Committee consultants, JCSS and Sub-Committee members, and legislators, the purpose of which was to inform the legislators of the nature of the earthquake risk in California and the lessons to be learned from the San Fernando Earthquake. Includes correspondence between staff and advisory group members discussing the wisdom of such an expensive conference and discussing the probable topics to be dealt with, original transcripts of conference addresses, and discussions among conference members about the addresses.
Filed at the end of series is a printed copy of the conference proceedings, Earthquake Risk.
 

PART III - Records of the Advisory Group Executive Committee

Folder F3713:239-241.

26. AG/EC CORRESPONDENCE. 1971-1974.

Physical Description: 3f.

Scope and Content Note

Inter-JCSS, intra-group, and consultants' correspondence placed in separate folders. Arranged chronologically thereunder.
Correspondence from Chairman Alquist to group asking for technical information, replies from the chairman of the AG/EC, guideline on writing final reports sent to other advisory groups.
Correspondence from chairman of group to members providing information on upcoming legislation, setting meeting dates and subjects to be discussed.
Folder F3713:242-246.

27. AG/EC MINUTES. 1970-1974.

Physical Description: 5f.

Scope and Content Note

Arranged chronologically.
Minutes include summaries of reports from advisory groups to the AG/EC. Series includes agendas, attendance records, announcements of meetings, copies of AG reports distributed at meetings. Not a complete series. In some cases only the agenda or announcement exists.
Folder F3713:247.

28. AG/EC ABSTRACT OF ADVISORY GROUP MINUTES. 1972-1973.

Physical Description: 1f.

Scope and Content Note

Arranged chronologically.
Summaries of minutes of all advisory group meetings, distributed each month at AG/EC meetings. Not a complete series.
Folder F3713:248.

29. AG/EC PRELIMINARY OUTLINES. 1972.

Physical Description: 1f.

Scope and Content Note

Arranged alphabetically by advisory group title.
Outlines prepared by each advisory group describing their proposed approach to writing their portion of the final report.
Folder F3713:249.

30. AG/EC FINAL REPORT GUIDELINES AND RECOMMENDATIONS. 1971-1974.

Physical Description: 1f.

Scope and Content Note

Arranged chronologically.
Contains materials sent to advisory groups dealing with final report. Includes progress evaluation charts, suggestions on how to write the final report, and guidelines. Also includes papers from individual members distributed to the group, discussing aspects of topics to be covered in the final report.
 

PART IV - Records of the Advisory Group on Engineering Considerations and Earthquake Sciences

Folder F3713:249-255.

31. AG/EC&ES CORRESPONDENCE. 1969-1974.

Physical Description: 6f.

Scope and Content Note

External, inter-JCSS, intra-group, and consultants' correspondence placed in separate folders. Arranged chronologically thereunder.
Letters from the group to experts in the field of structural engineering asking for technical information. Letters from experts in structural engineering replying to group requests for information and offering opinions on legislation dealing with seismic safety.
Suggestions from other advisory groups of what the Committee as a whole should investigate, letters from Alquist requesting technical information on legislation, letters from the AG/EC&ES chairman providing opinions to Committee members on proposed legislation, and providing technical information on structural engineering matters to Committee members.
Correspondence between members discussing problems being faced by legislation then being debated in the Legislature, suggestions by members of topics worthy of discussion, letters from chairman announcing the formation and purpose of ad hoc groups, appointments, recommendations, and resignations of group members.
Correspondence criticizing drafts of the AG/EC&ES final report are filed under series entry 34, AG/EC&ES FINAL REPORT DRAFTS, 1972-1974.
Folder F3713:256-259.

32. AG/EC&ES MINUTES. 1969-1973.

Physical Description: 4f.

Scope and Content Note

Arranged chronologically.
Minutes include summaries of discussions of proposed legislation. Series includes agendas, attendance records, and news releases announcing meetings.
Not a complete series.
Folder F3713:260.

33. AG/EC&ES FINAL REPORT GUIDELINES. 1972.

Physical Description: 1f.

Scope and Content Note

Guidelines prepared by the AG/EC&ES and distributed to all advisory groups on how final reports were to be organized and what was to be included in them.
Folder F3713:261-266.

34. AG/EC&ES FINAL REPORT DRAFTS. 1972-1974.

Physical Description: 6f.

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence relating to drafts placed first in series, drafts placed at the end of the series. Arranged chronologically within these categories.
Contains correspondence from structural engineers, members of other advisory groups, and AG/EC&ES members criticizing various drafts of the final report. Also includes copies of drafts with handwritten suggestions for revisions by group members. AG/EC&ES final report printed in JCSS final report, see series entry 14, JCSS REPORTS, 1970, 1972, 1974.
Folder F3713:262.

35. AG/EC&ES PROPOSED LEGISLATION. 1971-1974.

Physical Description: 1f.

Scope and Content Note

Arranged chronologically.
Reports by ad hoc groups to full AG/EC&ES of legislation they are proposing to the JCSS, drafts with handwritten comments by group members of legislation proposed by the AG/EC&ES, correspondence between members discussing revisions of legislation proposed by the AG/EC&ES.
Folder F3713:268.

36. AG/EC&ES MISCELLANEOUS REFERENCE MATERIALS. 1969-1974.

Physical Description: 1f.

Scope and Content Note

Arranged chronologically, undated material at the end of the series.
Materials gathered by the staff for the use of AG/EC&ES members in the preparation of the final report. Includes resolutions and reports by the Structural Engineers Association, reports by the State Board of Education on State earthquake safety laws (requested by the group), and a map of recently active East Bay faults.
 

PART V - Records of the Advisory Group on Disaster Preparedness

Folder F3713:268-271.

37. AG/DP CORRESPONDENCE. 1970-1974.

Physical Description: 3f.

Scope and Content Note

External, inter-JCSS, and intra-group correspondence placed in different folders, arranged chronologically thereunder.
External correspondence (both incoming and outgoing) largely with the Governor's Office of Emergency Preparedness, discussing disaster programs in the State.
Requests for information by JCSS members, replies by AG/DP chairman.
Explanation by chairman to group members of the functions and responsibilities of the group, discussion between members of proposed legislation.
Correspondence commenting on various drafts of the final report are located in series 39, AG/DP FINAL REPORT DRAFTS, 1972-1974.
Folder F3713:272-276.

38. AG/DP MINUTES. 1970-1973.

Physical Description: 5f.

Scope and Content Note

Arranged chronologically.
Includes agendas, attendance records, and photocopied material distributed at meetings.
Folder F3713:277-284.

39. AG/DP FINAL REPORT DRAFTS. 1972-1974.

Physical Description: 7f.

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence placed first, drafts thereafter, arranged chronologically within categories.
Correspondence from disaster agencies, members of other advisory groups, and from group members sent to the AG/DP chairman offering opinions on various drafts of the final report. Also drafts with handwritten comments by group members.
The AG/DP final report was incorporated into the JCSS final report, see series entry 14, JCSS REPORTS, 1970, 1972, 1974.
Folder F3713:285.

40. AG/DP REFERENCE MATERIALS. 1969-1974.

Physical Description: 1f.

Scope and Content Note

Arranged chronologically.
Materials collected by the staff for use by AG/DP members in writing their final report. Includes externally generated reports by disaster preparedness agencies and an assessment by investigators (outside of the JCSS) of the Manaqua, Nicaragua Quake.
 

PART VI - Records of the Advisory Group on Government Operations and Performance, 1970-1974

Folder F3713:286-289.

41. AG/GOP CORRESPONDENCE. 1970-1973.

Physical Description: 4f.

Scope and Content Note

External, inter-JCSS, and intra-group correspondence placed in separate folders. Arranged chronologically thereunder.
Copies of correspondence from the group, or from consultants in the name of the group, to officials of city and county governmental bodies asking for explanations of local policies toward earthquake preparedness and emergency planning, as well as soliciting opinions on AG/GOP proposals being considered for inclusion in the group's final report.
Correspondence from local governmental officials replying to group requests for information and providing criticism of group proposals.
Letters from members of other advisory groups to the chairperson of the AG/GOP offering criticism of AG/GOP proposals and suggesting joint group investigations of problem areas.
Copies of correspondence sent by the chairperson of the AG/GOP to other advisory group chairmen offering criticism of other advisory group reports and discussing joint action in the investigation of problem areas.
Letters sent between group members discussing group proposals and recommending to the chairperson areas to be investigated. Letters to consultants transmitting reports or general information to be distributed to all group members. Letters from consultants advising members of meeting dates, transmitting reports and information, providing requested information and reference materials.
Correspondence discussing drafts of the final report are filed under series entry 43, AG/GOP FINAL REPORT DRAFTS, 1972-1973.
Folder F3713:290-293.

42. AG/GOP MINUTES. 1970-1973.

Physical Description: 4f.

Scope and Content Note

Arranged chronologically.
Minutes contain a synopsis of group meetings, with a brief discription of reports delivered, correspondence discussed, and topics for future discussion. Includes an agenda for each meeting (listing topics for discussion) and attendance sheets.
Not a complete series.
Folder F3713:294-304.

43. AG/GOP FINAL REPORT DRAFTS. 1972-1973.

Physical Description: 11f.

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence placed first, then drafts. Arranged chronologically thereunder.
Contains a progression of rough drafts usually covered with hand written marginal corrections and revisions by group members. Final Report was incorporated into JCSS Final Report, see series entry 14, JCSS REPORTS, 1970, 1972, 1974.
Includes reports by individual group members which were incorporated into rough drafts; correspondence between members discussing revisions of various drafts; correspondence from other advisory group members offering criticism; correspondence from local governmental officials offering criticisms.
Filed at the end of the series is a folder containing Flitner questionaires (1972), sent to all group members asking them a series of technical questions as to what direction the final report should take.
Folder F3713:305.

44. AG/GOP PROPOSED AND CONSIDERED LEGISLATION. 1970-1974.

Physical Description: 1f.

Scope and Content Note

Arranged chronologically.
Copies of drafts of legislation with revisions written by group members. Some correspondence between group members discussing proposed legislation.
Folder F3713:306.

45. AG/GOP REFERENCE MATERIALS. 1971-1972.

Physical Description: 1f.

Scope and Content Note

Arranged chronologically.
Materials distributed at meetings, considered of general interest to members. Includes a fact sheet from the Los Angeles County Administrative Office on the San Fernando Earthquake, and a listing of the responsibilities of all State agencies during emergencies.
 

PART VII - Records of the Advisory Group on Land Use Planning

Folder F3713:307-309.

46. AG/LUP CORRESPONDENCE. 1970-1973.

Physical Description: 3f.

Scope and Content Note

External, inter-JCSS, and intra-group correspondence placed in separate folders. Arranged chronologically thereunder.
External correspondence includes requests for technical information from local government officials, members of the public and the replies from the AG/LUP chairman.
Correspondence between AG/LUP chairman and other group chairmen regarding joint group projects, motion of group to AG/EC proposing a change in the organization of the group, letters from members to Alquist expressing the needed for certain legislation.
Correspondence between members and between consultants and members discussing proposed legislation, from consultants reporting on the status of legislation and providing technical information requested by AG/LUP members, as well as consultants summaries of group meetings sent to group members.
Correspondence involving criticism of various drafts of the AG/LUP final report are filed under series entry 18, AG/LUP FINAL REPORT DRAFTS, 1972-1973.
Folder F3713:310-313.

47. AG/LUP MINUTES. 1970-1973.

Physical Description: 4f.

Scope and Content Note

Arranged chronologically.
Includes agendas and attendance records.
Minutes published. A copy is available in the State Library Government Documents Room, call number -- L500, S56ml.
Folder F3713:314-324.

48. AG/LUP FINAL REPORT DRAFTS. 1972-1973.

Physical Description: 11f.

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence placed first, drafts thereafter, arranged chronologically within these categories.
Correspondence from technical experts, local government officials, members of other advisory groups, and between AG/LUP members criticizing various AG/LUP drafts. Drafts with hand written notes by group members included.
The AG/LUP final report was incorporated into the JCSS final report, see series entry 14, JCSS REPORTS, 1970, 1972, 1974.
Folder F3713:325-326.

49. AG/LUP DRAFT FOR GUIDELINES FOR SEISMIC SAFETY ELEMENT. 1971-1972.

Physical Description: 2f.

Scope and Content Note

Arranged chronologically.
Section 65302 of the Government Code requires local officials to develop a seismic safety element--an identification and appraisal of local seismic hazards.
Series contains correspondence between AG/LUP members discussing a draft and the actual draft of the group's suggested outline for preparing such an element. Final version was sent to the JCSS.
Folder F3713:327.

50. AG/LUP CONSIDERED AND PROPOSED LEGISLATION. 1971.

Physical Description: 1f.

Scope and Content Note

Arranged chronologically.
Drafts with members comments of strong motion instrument proposal and a proposal to change the revenue and tax code to give a tax advantage to those who improve the seismic safety of their buildings.
Folder F3713:328.

51. MISCELLANEOUS REFERENCE MATERIALS. 1971-1973.

Physical Description: 1f.

Scope and Content Note

Arranged chronologically.
Materials gathered by staff for use by AG/LUP members in preparing the final report. Includes a proposal by the chairman for a film describing earthquake hazards, land use plans developed by other agencies, and statements made by AG/LUP members at hearings.
 

PART VIII - Records of the Advisory Group on Post Earthquake Recovery and Re-Development

Folder F3713:329-331.

52. AG/PRR CORRESPONDENCE. 1970-1973.

Physical Description: 3f.

Scope and Content Note

External, inter-JCSS, and intra-group correspondence filed in separate folders. Arranged chronologically thereunder.
Contains recommendations from experts in the field of disaster recovery and requests from the public for technical information, as well as replies from the AG/PRR chairman.
Requests for technical information from Committee members, replies by the chairman of AG/PRR, letters from the group to AG/EC requesting a change in AG/PRR goals and procedures.
Letters between members transmitting technical information. Very rough draft of group recommendations sent by chairman to members.
Correspondence involving criticism of various AG/PRR report drafts of the final report are filed under series entry 55, AG/PRR FINAL REPORT DRAFTS, 1972-1974.
Folder F3713:332-335.

53. AG/PRR MINUTES. 1970-1973.

Physical Description: 4f.

Scope and Content Note

Arranged chronologically.
Includes agendas and attendance records.
Not a complete series.
Folder F3713:336.

54. AG/PRR SAN FERNANDO EARTHQUAKE REPORT. 1972.

Physical Description: 1f.

Scope and Content Note

Report on post-earthquake financial recovery and rehabilitation after the February 9, 1971 San Fernando Earthquake, prepared for the Sub-Committee to Investigate the San Fernando Earthquake.
Folder F3713:337-342.

55. AG/PRR FINAL REPORT DRAFTS. 1972-1974.

Physical Description: 4f.

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence placed first, rough drafts at end of series, arranged chronologically within those categories.
Correspondence from local government officials, experts in insurance, financial experts, and experts in construction, from members of other advisory groups, and from members of the AG/PRR, criticizing various drafts of the final report. Also drafts of the final report with hand written comments by AG/PRR members.
AG/PRR final report was incorporated into the JCSS final report, see series entry 14, JCSS REPORTS, 1970, 1972, 1974.
Folder F3713:343.

56. AG/PRR REFERENCE MATERIALS. 1971-1973.

Physical Description: 1f.

Scope and Content Note

Arranged chronologically.
Materials gathered by consultants for the use of AG/PRR members in preparing their final report. Includes externally generated reports from disaster recovery experts, laws from other states dealing with the subject of post disaster re-development; and charts for analysing post-earthquake recovery.
 

PART IX - Records of the Ad Hoc Groups, 1974

Folder F3713:334-368a.

57. RECORDS OF THE AD HOC GROUPS. 1974.

Physical Description: 25f.

Scope and Content Note

Arranged alphabetically by name of Ad Hoc Group (list of Ad Hoc Groups and the bill numbers of the legislation they related to provided after the introduction on page 7).
Ad Hoc Groups were created to draft particular pieces of legislation. Contains drafts of bills with marginal comments by Ad Hoc Group members and correspondence between Ad Hoc Group members discussing revisions.
 

PART X - JCSS PHOTOGRAPHS

Folder F3713:368b.

58. JCSS PHOTOGRAPHS. Undated.

Physical Description: 1f.

Scope and Content Note

Photographs of JCSS members arranged alphabetically, photographs of school placed at end of folder.
Contains photographs of members of JCSS and advisory group members. Also contains interior and exterior photographs of an earthquake hazardous school in Southern California, with circles drawn around hazardous structural features.