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Agenda Item

1. REPORT 19-0010 DISCUSSION REGARDING THE ROLE OF THE EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS ADVISORY COMMISSION (EPAC) (City Manager Suja Lowenthal)

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    Suz Moore at January 13, 2019 at 2:58pm PST

    Hermosa moms know that we should adequately staff our day to day actions, like crossing guards and police traffic enforcement during back-and-forth from school hours before we spend hundreds of thousands of dollars annually on preparing for something that happens once every 1000 or more years. I've been her my whole life and despite huge LA area earthquakes, Hermosa has been fine. We don't need to waste our scant public dollars on multiple staff members (there's at least a manager and a coordinator, if not more - so that $300K or more each year plus benefits). Let's spend that money on 10 more crossing guards every school day and also overtime for police to enforce traffic laws. Our children have run across unguarded intersections to avoid being killed by drivers that blow through all the stop signs. This is no surprise and we've even seen at least 1 Redondo squad car not stop at stop signs on Prospect. Please pay attention to the REAL needs of the community and abandon this folly.