Oh look, here is Wayne (Perhaps an att'y.?) some time ago.
And then it goes beyond free-market fetishizing & ignorance to sad weirdness, as documented by the Los Angeles Sentinel:Mandatory retrofits can impose significant financial burdens on property owners, and only a few cities have passed such laws. In Los Angeles, those costs have killed past efforts to require owners to pay for safety upgrades.
Wayne Spindler, an Encino homeowner who owns several other properties, was dismayed at the prospect of more regulation.
“By identifying buildings as potential earthquake hazards, you’re depressing the prices and resale values of these properties. So this is a continued attack on the middle class and the renters,” Spindler told the City Council.
Councilman Tom LaBonge later offered a response to owners upset by the cost: “Before they cringe, I just want to say, I want to have them be alive.”
F**K-U 2, Wayne Spindler. Then get some help from a licensed mental health professional. Or something. G-ZUS!