September 25, 1990 |
After months of often bitter debate, a deeply divided Board of Supervisors voted Monday that the earthquake-ravaged Embarcadero Freeway should be torn down and replaced. "I congratulate the board," an exultant Mayor Art Agnos told a hastily called news conference. He said he hopes there is enough state and federal money available to replace the controversial elevated roadway with a surface or sub-surface artery from the Bay Bridge to Chinatown and North Beach. The Oct.
May 2, 1990 |
Rep. Leon E. Panetta (D-Carmel Valley) Tuesday criticized the performance of the Federal Emergency Management Agency during the Loma Prieta earthquake last fall, citing excessive bureaucracy that resulted in a "circle of frustration" for victims.
March 9, 1991 |
The Federal Emergency Management Agency, beset by severe staffing problems as it coped with back-to-back catastrophes in 1989, experienced excessive delays in helping low-income victims of the Loma Prieta earthquake, congressional auditors reported Friday.