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Well, I think first of all there was a failure to have real, clear information at our disposal. There was a real lack of situational…
Well, I mean, Congress did originally set the formula for the state grants, and they guaranteed every state a minimum formula. So that was a…
We’ve done it in intelligence sharing and certain elements of security. There were parts of the department, in fact, that worked very well in Katrina,…
We’ve certainly learned a lot of lessons from Katrina, from Rita. Rita was better than Katrina. We’re doing a better job planning. We’re closer –…
We may have to force people to get together in terms of picking a particular type of technology and starting to build to that technology,…
The second thing we did was said, OK, we’ve now identified the risk, but what do you want to do with the money? Because it’s…
The larger point is this: We’ve invested over half a billion dollars in New York since this department was stood up. We’ve given New York…
So that’s why I said, if you look at the average, you would see the money New York got this year was in line with…
Now, I’m not suggesting we’re going to wait 40 years or even four years, but I think we have to put in perspective the fact…
Nobody leaves a hotel without getting a full measure of three months of rental assistance. So no one has been evicted – no one who’s…
Last year, New York got $200 million. This year, we’re going to give them $124 million under this particular program. But last year was an…
I think the idea that you can go this alone is – was a huge mistake. And unfortunately, there was a price paid in terms…
And one of the things we did here was we put the maximum amount of money up front in those cities that were at the…
And one of the things I want to say, Wolf, is we’re 100 days from hurricane season, and we’ve got to start focusing on what…
And it seems to me correct then, and I think it’s correct now, that job one is get the planning done, make sure the buses…
And if we make the process political, if we start to make it personal, we’re actually going to frustrate good public policy, in terms of…
And I have to say, I agree with some of the criticisms that some have made about that state program which allocates the grant money…
And here where the fact that we’ve given over half a billion dollars to New York really plays a role, because New York has already…
The Department of Defense took 40 years to get where it got.
First, we did rank everybody by risk, and New York comes out number one.
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