March 15, 2011

Chief Kevin Vogel - A pleasure to work in this community

I would like to thank the community for its support, cooperation and patience during the tsunami event on Friday. I know this incident caused fear, uncertainty and inconvenience to many, but our overarching goal was the safety of our community members within the potential inundation zones. The city of Santa Cruz, in cooperation with federal, state and local agencies, worked steadfastly throughout the day to maintain safety and provide current information to the public. Once again, the community's help and patience were invaluable to our efforts. Our commitment to you is that we will maintain highly trained city staff ready to quickly and safely address the threat of natural disaster. The community fulfilled its commitment to us by responding to our efforts in cooperative fashion. We are fortunate and grateful to serve this community.