Saturday, November 25th, 2017

Some jobs elected officials won’t do


Houston city officials redefined “essential personnel” in case of hurricanes after last year’s experiences.

Houston broadened its definition of essential workers after Rita to have a more diverse group on hand during a disaster, said Joe Laud, spokesman for the emergency center.

With no janitors at the center during the hurricane, Laud said, “elected officials were cleaning and picking up garbage.” Now, janitors are considered essential.

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