Department of Emergency Management

Power Shutoff & Wildfire Safety Town Hall

Published: November 26, 2019

The Power Shutoff & Wildfire Safety Town Hall was held at the Sonoma Veterans Memorial Hall, 126 1st Street W, Sonoma, California on Monday, November 25, 2019 from 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

The public heard from experts including state and local officials on what has been done to prevent wildfires and share comments about the recent utility blackouts.

Agenda

  • Welcome by Senator Dodd and Supervisor David Rabbitt
  • Program Manager Anthony Noll,
    • California Public Utilities Commission, Wildfire Safety and Enforcement Branch
  • Director Christopher Godley
    • Sonoma County Department of Emergency Management
  • Chief Steve Akre
    • Sonoma Valley Fire & Rescue Authority
  • California Regulatory Counsel Jane Whang
    • Verizon Public Policy, Law, and Security 

2018 & 2019 Fire Relief & Recovery Legislative Overview

  • SB 894 - Property Insurance
  • SB 901 - Wildfire Preparedness and Response
  • SB 969 -Automatic garage doors: backup batteries
  • SB 1040 - In-home supportive services (IHSS): natural disaster
  • SB 167 - Electrical corporations: wildfire mitigation plans
  • SB 190 - Fire Saftey: building standards: defensible space
  • SB 209 - Office of Emergency Services: Wildfire Forecast and Threat Intelligence Integration Center
  • SB 240 - Insurance Adjuster Act
  • SB 247 - Wildland fire prevention: vegetation management
  • AB 1054 - Utility Safety, CPUC Oversight, and Victim Compensation

Download the 2018 & 2019 Legal Summary

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