The following is a letter California State Senator Mike McGuire sent to his constituents:
There is no other region in California that has been hit as hard by wildfires over the past six years than the North Coast.
That’s why we have dedicated our time, effort and energy in the Senate to dramatically expand resources that will help make our communities more fire safe.
We’ve hired hundreds of additional firefighters who are now on the ground (along with purchasing more firefighting engines, helicopters, planes and bulldozers), more fire breaks have been created, millions of dead and dying trees removed and thousands of acres cleared.
That said, we’ve got a lot of work ahead of us with a long, hot, dry summer on the horizon. The State of California is investing like never before in wildfire prevention, preparedness and response. Over $1 billion this year alone.
We hope you will join us for a critical Town Hall this Thursday at 6:30pm that will focus on the resources being deployed this year to protect communities from wildfires, how you and your family can be prepared for wildfire season and what we can all expect in the years to come when it comes to wildfires and climate change. We hope you will join us!
Here are the May 27 Town Hall details:
What: Wildfire Preparedness & Prevention Town Hall
Who: Senator Mike McGuire; Michael Wara, Director of the Climate and Energy Policy Institute at Stanford University; CalFire Sonoma Lake Napa Unit Chief Shana Jones; and CalFire Humboldt Del Norte Unit Chief Kurt McCray.
When: Thursday, May 27 at 6:30pm
How to attend: Join the Live Broadcast here: https://sd02.senate.ca.gov/video or dial in to listen by phone at 1-669-900-6833 and enter the Webinar ID: 998 5730 1244.
RSVP and ask a question for Town Hall presenters by clicking here!
We look forward to talking with you this Thursday!