Having been involved in the incident you mentioned in 1993, I have a few thoughts.
First, is what you are proposing only going to be applied to new construction only or are you proposing that existing structures be upgraded to those standards?
Secondly, I think we are currently witnessing main street America’s response to government “mandating” themselves into our life’s decisions. with their health care proposals. It is worth noticing that they are also using the premise that “everyone must participate in order that all benefit.”
After 30 years of dealing with fires such as occurred in Laguna Beach and elsewhere in SoCal, I still chose to retire into the “interface” with full knowledge of the risks involved. Oh that all of life could be the utopian risk-free environment you are proposing in your stated “Our View.”