Region's Leaders Meet to Discuss Inauguration Security, Plans

WASHINGTON -- The leaders of Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia met with Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff to discuss preparations for next month's presidential inauguration.
Tuesday's meeting at Secret Service headquarters in Washington focused on security and transportation issues for the Jan. 20 event as well as medical and fire safety planning, officials said.
The meeting, which was not open to the media, involved Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley, Virginia Gov. Tim Kaine and D.C. Mayor Adrian Fenty. Police and transportation officials from all three jurisdictions also attended, as well as U.S. Park Police and Capitol Police.
Officials have said Barack Obama's inauguration could draw as many as three million people to Washington.
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