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.