THE BLOG
03/24/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

LA's Finest

I want to thank the LAFD and the LAPD for stepping up and performing at their best this week when Los Angeles was hit with several, severe rainstorms that prompted warnings of mudslides and flooding. We are proud to have one of the best trained and highly equipped Fire Departments who stood by waiting for any potential emergency response that may have arisen.

I also witnessed first hand the courageous work of the LAPD when I went door to door with them in affected areas to deliver evacuation orders and to inform residents of potential dangers and shelters. And it's not just this week; everyday these brave men and women put their lives on the line to serve and protect the safety of all Angelenos.

I also want to thank all City agencies who braved the harsh conditions for the well being of our city.

From the from South LA to West LA, to the Valley to San Pedro, our city responded when called upon and worked to coordinate a fast, effective response to protect homes, property and most importantly the lives of our residents.