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Second Appeal Letter
PA ID# 079-03064-00; City of Atascadero
PW ID# NA; City Hall
March 26, 2010
Mr. Frank McCarton
Governor’s Authorized Representative
Governor’s Office of Emergency Services
Response and Recovery Division
3650 Schriever Avenue
Mather, California 95655
Re: Second Appeal–City of Atascadero, PA ID 079-03064-00, City Hall, FEMA-1505-DR-CA, Project Worksheet 229
Dear Mr. McCarton:
This letter is in response to your letter dated June 18, 2009, which transmitted the referenced second appeal on behalf of the City of Atascadero (Applicant). The Applicant is appealing the decision of the Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) regarding funding for damages to the Atascadero City Hall (City Hall) resulting from the December 22, 2003 San Simeon earthquake.
As explained in the enclosed analysis, I have determined that strengthening of the unreinforced masonry walls and foundations at City Hall are appropriately funded as hazard mitigation. I have reviewed the information submitted with the appeal and have determined that the Regional Administrator’s decision in the first appeal is consistent with Public Assistance regulations and policy. Accordingly, I am denying the second appeal.
Please inform the Applicant of my decision. This determination constitutes the final decision on this matter pursuant to 44 CFR §206.206, Appeals.
Elizabeth A. Zimmerman
Disaster Assistance Directorate
cc: Nancy Ward
Regional Administrator, Region IX