Port Funding is a Start But Not Enough

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(Sacramento, CA)
Friday, December 8, 2006

While voter-approved bond funds to bolster port security are among the first of their kind in the state—the money will only go so far and much more needs to be done.  That’s according to a report issued by the state Senate Office of Research… Principle Consultant Max Vanzi, who wrote the report, says California ports are more vulnerable. 

“Why California more than elsewhere? Well because California has container ports that handle more cargo than any other port system in the United States..”  

Vanzi says what remains to be addressed at California’s ports are high tech worker I.D. systems, and surveillance upgrades. He also notes that new bond funds could be used for not only better detection devices for cargo but also for matching fund requirements for federal grants.