Newsom declares local emergency, seeks aid
for North Beach landslide victims
Mayor Gavin Newsom with Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Bay City News Service
March 3, 2007
SAN FRANCISCO (BCN) - Mayor Gavin Newsom Friday declared
a local state of emergency connected to the landslide
in North Beach's Telegraph Hill on Tuesday.
The local "state of emergency" designation is the first
step toward obtaining state and federal help-typically in the
form of emergency low-interest loans--for people affected by the
The mayor was requesting a similar proclamation from Gov. Arnold
Schwarzenegger, after which a federal declaration could be requested.
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