L.A. Controller Ron Galperin this week sounded the alarm on the City’s emergency notification system, calling for a series of changes to NotifyLA to ensure public safety is paired with public information.

NotifyLA, the City’s official mass notification system, is run by the Emergency Management Department (EMD) and has the capability of sending immediate alerts to landline or cell phones to those who subscribe to the free service. The system can also send emails and area-specific wireless emergency alerts.

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