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Earthquake Had Good Timing for City Report

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City Controller Laura Chick was scheduled to speak to the LA City Council today about her most recent report on the city not being as emergency and disaster prepared as it should be (.pdf). Following the earthquake, her office sent out this notice at 12:37 p.m,:

City Controller Laura Chick will address the City Council regarding Councilmember Jose Huizar's motion regarding her recent Emergency and Disaster Preparedness audit. The audit uncovered deficiencies in the City's disaster preparedness. The Council is currently in session, and the Controller will be speaking probably within the hour.

Talk about good timing on Chick's part. It's also a good reminder that the Great Southern California ShakeOut coming in November.