Friday, November 03, 2006
Yesterday's devastating fire in downtown Los Gatos had a positive note. We've talked so much recently about disaster preparedness it was reassuring to see Town staff, from so many different departments, working together with fire personnel, business owners and property owners to get the situation under control. Terrible damage to four businesses, but no one was hurt. And I observed a high level of sensitivity to the emotions and stress of those affected directly and indirectly. I've been asked what the role is of the Mayor in this type of situation. It's to stay out of the way and let the professionals do their jobs. They certainly did well on Thursday, and this community can be proud of them.