(Amended by Ord. No. 185,587, Eff. 7/16/18.)
No building shall have any parapet or appendage attached to or supported by an exterior wall of the building and located adjacent to a public way or to a way set apart for exit from a building or passage of pedestrians, if such parapet or appendage is not so adequately constructed, anchored or braced as to remain wholly in its original position in event of an earthquake having the effect designated by Division 16, Article 1, Chapter IX of the LAMC.
Whenever the Department determines by inspection that an existing parapet or appendage is not so adequately constructed, anchored or braced as to remain wholly in its original position, the Department shall, by written notice addressed to the owner, person or agent in control of the building, designate and describe the hazards and inadequacies of construction, anchorage or bracing determined by such inspection and direct that the necessary corrections be made to ensure that all of the parapet or appendage remain in its original position. Upon receipt of such notice, the owner, person or agent in control of the building where such parapet or appendage exists, shall, within one year from the date of such notice:
1. Submit to the Department suitable corrective plans;
2. Obtain the necessary alteration permit; and
3. Complete all the work necessary or ordered. All the plans thus submitted shall have the intent of eliminating the parapet or appendage, or reconstructing such parapet or appendage so that it will conform structurally with requirements of this Code, or strengthening such parapet or appendage by bracing or other means so that it will resist the forces of an earthquake and remain in its original position.