October 17, 2016
Laird: Loma Prieta memories should remind of Delta’s peril
Today is the anniversary of Loma Prieta - the 1989, 6.9 magnitude earthquake that shook the Bay Area.
"The earthquake was responsible for 63 deaths, 3,757 injuries and an estimated $6 to $10 billion in property damage...We should remind ourselves that we can either act through leadership or crisis. California has the opportunity to lead the way in preparing for the future. The governor’s proposal is a necessary insurance against such ground-shaking disasters. In California, it’s not if the next earthquake happens, but when. We must be ready."
Read more from Secretary John Laird of the Natural Resources about how WaterFix can secure our water supply from disaster. Secretary Laird was a Santa Cruz Council member 27 years ago. The epicenter of the quake was just 10 miles away from downtown Santa Cruz.