The papers of the Joint Committee on Seismic Safety are divided into ten Parts: PART I - Central Records of the JCSS; PART
II - Records of the Sub-Committee to Study the San Fernando Earthquake; PART III - Records of the AG/EC; PART IV - Records
of the AG/EC&ES; PART V - Records of the AG/DP; PART VI - Records of the AG/GOP; PART VII - Records of the AG/LUP; PART VIII
- Records of the AG/PRR; PART IX - Records of the Ad Hoc Groups; and PART X - JCSS Photographs.
The Joint Committee on Seismic Safety (hereafter JCSS) was established on August 25, 1969 by Senate Concurrent Resolution
128 (Stats. 1969, Resolution Chap. 378, p. 4080). Composed of four senators and four assemblymen, it was charged with investigating existing
earthquake preparedness programs and with the development of a statewide seismic safety plan. The Committee was chaired by
Senator Alfred Alquist of San Jose. Assemblyman James A. Hayes of Long Beach acted as Vice Chairman.This group shall review available scientific and engineering knowledge relative to the reduction of the risks and damage due
to earthquake and related geologic hazards.
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