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City Council prepares for 2017 Hurricane season Print E-mail
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Written by Administrator   
Thursday, 01 June 2017 00:00

The Belize City Council is working hand-in-hand with the City and National Emergency Management Organizations to development response and preparedness to emergencies as well as enhancing community awareness and cooperation. At a press conference held on Wednesday May 31, 2017, members from the City Council, Police Department, CEMO, and private entities discussed approaches that will be taken to better prevent extensive damages caused by various disasters as well as alleviating the effects of such damages.

Mayor Darrel Bradley as well as fellow councilors Phillip Willoughby and Dean Samuels are very instrumental in their stance of taking as much action to ameliorate the risks in our own settings. The council works very closely with the Belize Electricity Ltd., Belize Emergency Response Team, the Fire Department, the police, CEMO, NEMO, and the Ministries of Health and Human Development to ensure that adequate trainings are held to educate the masses.

The Dangerous Buildings and Derelict Vehicle Committee, represented by Margaret McKenzie, vocalized their concerns that the public seems to be ignorant to the fact that these buildings and vehicles are by law unfit. McKenzie restated that the committee and the council only work in support of the Police Department and the city engineer. The latter two hold the responsibility of deeming such buildings or vehicles as unsafe. Another public discussion will be held in July 2017 where CEMO will hold a forum on vehicle emission.