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Oakland Mayor Issues Executive Orders After Ghost Ship Warehouse Fire

Oakland’s mayor issued new rules in the city on Wednesday geared to prevent tragedies like the Ghost Ship warehouse fire, in which 36 people died from a fire during a dance party on Dec. 2.

Mayor Libby schaaf issued an executive order outlining new inspection protocols for warehouses and industrial buildings. Five tasks are outlined for inspectors to ensure that the inspections are thorough.

Schaaf is also asking for re-inspections of property every 60 days.

The mayor says buildings in Oakland should be safe places to live but she also wants to avoid displacing vulnerable communities many of which have been using these warehouses as their homes.

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