Stephen H. Hagerty, Mayor of Evanston, Illinois – 2019 (OurDailyPlanet.com)
Mayors understand how large-scale events, like natural disasters, affect local communities.
Faced with the threat of stronger and more frequent disasters, we need the federal government to accelerate its efforts to help communities respond quickly and effectively and rebuild faster, stronger, and greener. Mayor Pete’s plan to reform disaster recovery is not only the first full disaster preparedness plan put forth by any of the Democratic presidential candidates, but remarkable in its focus on improving coordination between communities and government agencies, creating a culture of resilience and speeding up relief efforts.
To speed up aid and rebuilding in communities like North Carolina, Florida, and Puerto Rico, we need a leader like Pete to interpret and implement these changes in a way that puts local governments first; that say speed, resiliency, and heightened federal, state, local, and volunteer coordination is essential to helping our residents and their families.
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