L.A. Emergency Ops Center

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Larry Sanger just posted an article about the Los Angeles E.O.C. here:


-- pshannon (pshannon@inch.com), March 19, 1999


Thanks, interesting follw-up.

Canfield sounds pretty competent compared to my cities Mayors' total comments so far ... "huh?" ----no kidding.

-- Jon Johnson (narnia4@usa.net), March 19, 1999.

And they wonder why people are getting more than a little scared.

-- flb (fben4077@yahoo.com), March 19, 1999.

The most disturbing quote in that article, to me, is Los Angeles is "heavily into Y2K contingency planning."

-- Vic (Roadrunner@compliant.com), March 19, 1999.

Gary says they're gonna build a fence around L.A. A really BIG fence. This sounds like it might make an interesting movie. Too bad it's real life...


Just ANOTHER reason not to live in Southern California.

-- moved (away@long.ago), March 19, 1999.

The fences would be used for contaiement, but not for whole cities. A fence large enough to contain all of Los Angeles would be pretty long. But for detaining centers, fencing it a must.

From the North site. He does not say they will put a fence around LA.

-- Linda A. (adahi@muhlon.com), March 19, 1999.

vic, why is the quote about havily being into contingency planning so disturbing? If they didn't mention contingency planning, people would probably think that they are idiots.

People do contingency and disaster recovery plans all the time. I've had to write several of them up for our customers. There were no impending problems, but they wanted to make sure that they could get product if their ever was a disaster at our company such as chemical spills, fire, etc.

Contingency planning is not a harbinger of doom. It does not mean that something bad will happen. It does mean that "should something occur, we can (attempt to) be ready."

It makes sense to plan heavily. The only correct way for an organization or city to do a plan correctly is to do it intensely, since the goal is to minimize problems. This shouldn't be disturbing.

-- larryb (likehoops@bucks.com), March 19, 1999.

Thanks pshannon,

... it will be used to monitor any Y2K-related troubles; it will be activated on September 8, 1999 "to monitor worldwide reaction to the Y2K '9999' issue," Canfield said. ...

That may well be a significant date if they are activating this center then.

... Canfield said that Los Angeles is "heavily into Y2K contingency planning," and the media will be invited to observe "a large, Citywide full-scale Y2K contingency planning exercise on May 25." ...

That should be an interesting media event, too.


-- Diane J. Squire (sacredspaces@yahoo.com), March 19, 1999.

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