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City Inside/OutSeattle is a vibrant and complex city, and the Seattle Channel's City Inside/Out with Brian Callanan brings you thoughtful, in-depth reports and discussions about important local issues every week.

Brian Callanan is a veteran of broadcast journalism -- all in the Pacific Northwest. From 2000-2011, Callanan was a reporter and anchor for Q13 FOX News. Over his career, Callanan has won an Emmy and has earned several other awards from the Society for Professional Journalists and the National Press Photographer's Association. He's the host of the Seattle Channel's award-winning public affairs programs: City Inside/Out and City Inside/Out: Council Edition.

City Inside/Out: Quake Quandary
City Inside/Out: Quake Quandary

POLL: Should the city require seismic upgrades to unreinforced masonry buildings?

The city of Seattle has flagged more than 1,000 older buildings with unreinforced masonry, putting the structures at risk of collapsing during a major earthquake. Should property owners be required to retrofit these buildings? Who should pay the estimated $1 billion price tag for seismic upgrades? While preparing for the next Big One, can the city preserve its historical structures and prevent rent increases to cover the cost of retrofits?

Barb Graff, Director, Seattle Office of Emergency Management
Rod Kauffman, President, BOMA Seattle King County
Richard Loo, Director of Real Estate Development, Bellwether Housing
Maria Ludwig, 4th Grader
Meagan Scott, UW Researcher
Jon Siu, Lead Engineer, Seattle Dept. of Construction & Inspections
Nathan Torgelson, Director, Seattle Dept. of Construction & Inspections
Maiko Winkler-Chin, Exec. Director, Seattle Chinatown I.D. Preservation & Development Authority (SCIDpda)
Eugenia Woo, Director of Preservation Services, Historic Seattle