California Has More to Do concerning Terrorists Threats
This weekend marks the third anniversary of the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. Former state officials say much was learned about what threatens California’s security.
Thursday, September 9, 2004
The former director of the state’s Office of Emergency Services, Dallas Jones says terrorism response formulated during the late 1990’s was put into action in the days and weeks following September 11th, 2001. It included hard and fast security for the state’s power grid and other infrastructure. But Jones says much remains to be done. Cut: Dallas1 (:19) “The federal government’s been slow in putting out money to most of the states. The amount of money is certainly not sufficient to do the work that needs to be done in California. And with our state budget in the condition it is, we’d be hard pressed to follow through on most of that plan.” Jones says the public should be given more specific information when national threat levels are raised. He says additional information could encourage Californians to help state officials identify vulnerabilities. SOC