Senate Leader Atkins and Colleagues React to Governor Gavin Newsom’s Proposals on Emergency Preparedness and Response

January 9, 2019

SACRAMENTO – California Senate President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego) and Senators Bill Dodd (D-Napa), Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara), Mike McGuire (D-Healdsburg) and Henry Stern (D-Canoga Park) issued the following statement commending Governor Newsom for his actions today on emergency preparedness and response:

“We are grateful that Governor Newsom is taking proactive steps to strengthen California’s emergency preparedness, and the Senate stands ready to build on these important first steps. We owe it to every firefighter, first responder and family affected by the disasters of recent years to ensure California has a robust and comprehensive statewide strategy to reduce risk and improve our emergency response capabilities.”


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