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Mayors Join Forces With Hope of Securing More Federal Dollars

  

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.

Bob Moffitt

Sacramento Region Reporter

Bob reports on all things northern California and Nevada. His coverage of police technology, local athletes, and the environment has won a regional Associated Press and several Edward R. Murrow awards.   Read Full Bio 

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