Santa Rosa, CA – September 26, 2018 – Yesterday, the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors received the Draft Recovery and Resiliency Framework which provides a blueprint to help the county rebuild and recover from the October 2017 wildfires and emerge stronger and better prepared for future disasters. The Draft Framework was prepared by the County’s Office of Recovery and Resiliency in collaboration with other County departments and agencies, cities and other jurisdictions, nonprofits and other community stakeholders.
“This Framework is far more than a document – it’s a vision for recovery and resiliency,” stated James Gore, Chairman of the Board of Supervisors. “It also provides Sonoma County residents with the opportunity to help shape the future of their beautiful county as we rebuild and recover from last year’s devastating fires. The Board and County staff encourage community members to continue to offer their vital feedback and input over the next month.”
Members of the public are encouraged to submit feedback on the Draft Framework for 30 days, until October 26, 2018. Public input can be submitted by via email to email@example.com.
The Draft Framework was informed by feedback and input provided by community members and stakeholders during an extensive community engagement period. From July through September, the County hosted seven community meetings throughout the County and collected almost 1,500 comments from more than 300 community members who attended. Two meetings were held in all Spanish. The County also conducted an online survey, collecting 115 responses, and met with over 75 stakeholders and community organizations to gather input into the Draft.
The Draft Framework focuses on five key strategic areas:
- Community preparedness and infrastructure
- Safety Net Services
- Natural Resources
The Draft Framework, in English and Spanish, is available online at www.sonomacounty.ca.gov/ORR. Print copies are available at the Sonoma County Administrator’s Office at 575 Administration Drive, Suite 104A, Santa Rosa 95403.
The Office of Recovery and Resiliency was created by the Board of Supervisors in December 2017, two months after a series of wildfires that erupted the night of October 8 took 24 lives, destroyed 5,300 homes and burned 110,000 acres.