BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Oct. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Beverly Hills Unified School District (BHUSD) President Lisa Korbatov today issued the following statement in response to media inquiries related to a seismic report presented by the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro):
With its seismic data presentation, Metro has opened a veritable Pandora's Box that potentially impacts many dozens of existing buildings and future projects in the region, including Beverly Hills High School, future station locations for the Westside Subway Extension as well as currently entitled development projects. It is unfathomable that Metro has had this important seismic data available for such a long time without providing it to the BHUSD or other interested parties in the purported earthquake zone.
Much of the data presented today has been available for almost a year. The fact that Metro held it for so long poses many questions that Metro cannot answer. If the fault is so dangerous, the information should have been more forthcoming. We urge Metro to fully disclose all of the data as soon as possible. Our independent experts will immediately begin evaluating the findings and will weigh in as this process moves forward.
SOURCE Beverly Hills Unified School District