I live in a neighborhood vaporized in the 1991 Oakland (California) Hills fire. All 40 townhouses in our association were wiped out at the same moments, leaving cracked foundations and essentially nothing else. The fire even consumed the pavement in the street. Two people died on my block, in their garage. The units were all rebuilt at the same time, and none had a handle on the interior side of the garage door. I put one in on my house, and suggested to my neighbors that they might do so as well, and even offered my help doing it. No takers. None!
So, here we sit, in a wild fire zone, on a slide prone hillside, 2000 feet from a very overdue fault line. Every house occupied, and you all know about the price of real estate in the San Francisco area, so it’s clear someone wants to own these houses. No amount of legislation will make us safe.