STATEMENT: Mayor Garcetti on the President's proposal to defund earthquake early warning system

“A major earthquake in Southern California is not a matter of ‘if,’ but ‘when.’ The President’s proposal to eliminate funding for the West Coast’s earthquake early warning system is an abandonment of his duty to protect Americans, and I trust that our representatives in Congress will have the wisdom to reject a plan that could cost lives. Los Angeles has already invested millions of dollars in this system, and I am more determined than ever to bring the technology to all Angelenos as soon as possible.” — Mayor Eric Garcetti