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Mayor: 'Everybody Is Extra, Extra Vigilant' Toward Any Potential Ebola Threat

LOS ANGELES ( — The city of Los Angeles is equipped and working to prevent any local outbreak of the Ebola virus, Mayor Eric Garcetti said Thursday.

During KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO's "Ask The Mayor" segment Thursday, Garcetti said the city is working with Los Angeles County officials to ensure precautionary measure are kept up-to-date with the ongoing emergence of the deadly virus.

Mayor: 'Everybody Is Extra, Extra Vigilant' Toward Any Potential Ebola Threat

"We are constantly drilling on this and reeducating all workers, whether it's a private person at the airport that works for one of the companies that has people in wheelchairs or whether it's the federal officials that are there," he said. "At our port and our airport, we're making sure that everybody is extra, extra vigilant right now."

Garcetti joined KNX 1070's Charles Feldman and Tom Haule to tackle a range of issues facing the city and take questions from listeners on everything from the statewide drought and street repairs to small businesses and the city's prospects of landing at least one NFL team.

While it's "highly likely" a football team will relocate to L.A. "in the next year," the city will provide "exactly zero dollars" in tax breaks, Garcetti said.

The mayor also announced a $5 million expansion of the "10,000 Small Businesses" program, which he described as the "lifeblood" of L.A.'s economy.

Later this afternoon, Garcetti will attend a town hall meeting on the economy with President Obama upon his arrival in the Southland later Thursday.


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