O'Malley addresses group about homeland security

February 12, 2004

Mayor Martin O'Malley addressed the Homeland Security Leadership Alliance during a downtown meeting yesterday that was meant to establish more cooperation between the private and public sectors on preparing for terrorist attacks.

During his address at the Holiday Inn, O'Malley said local governments were incurring the costs of preparing police, fire and health officials for possible terrorism. He said the federal government needs to provide more funding for such efforts.

O'Malley encouraged leaders in private industry to use their influence to persuade federal and state lawmakers to give more control to local government. The alliance is a global nonprofit organization.

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