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Tustin incurs hefty hangar fire cleanup costs while waiting on Navy funding

Gabriel San Román / TimesOC Staff Writer
Excerpted from the TimesOC
On Monday, state Sen. Josh Newman (D-Fullerton) introduced a resolution calling on President Joe Biden and the U.S. Congress to approve $100 million in supplemental federal funds to aid in cleanup and mitigation efforts.

"At a minimum, this is a call to not allow this process to stall,” Newman said. “It urges the federal government to allocate sufficient funds to pay for the total cost of the cleanup."

State Sen. Tom Umberg (D-Santa Ana) and Assemblywoman Cottie Petrie-Norris (D-Irvine) also co-authored the nonbinding resolution, which will require approval from both houses of the state Legislature before asking for the help.

Lumbard acknowledged the effort during Tuesday’s council meeting.

“We’re hopeful that this extra pressure on the federal government will get us the resources that we need from the federal side,” he said.

“The Navy continues to lag and it has become urgent that they speed up,” Lumbard later added.

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