Mayors Join Forces With Hope of Securing More Federal Dollars



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(Sacramento, CA)
Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson is leading the “Resilient Communities for America campaign.”

 “If we can create a national awareness campaign talking about being prepared when a disaster comes our way?" he said at a press conference at Sacramento City Hall. "That is preventive.  That is smart.  It’s a good insurance policy."

Sacramento City Council member Angelique Ashby says she hopes the campaign will spur the feds into funding the big levee-repair project in Natomas:

 “You’re talking about spending $390 million to protect a federal expenditure –minimum- of $8 billion.  That’s what’s federally insured.  Those are the claims that would be handed over to the federal government should a natural disaster happen.”

Mayor Johnson says the group of mayors hope to be 200 strong by the end of the year and plan to share best practices for disaster prevention.

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