Fire Mitigation Meeting at Riviera Elementary 11/14, 6pm
LAKE COUNTY, Calif. (November 6, 2018) – One of the key lessons of the past four fire seasons, during which 60% of the land mass of Lake County has succumbed to wildfire, is that disaster can strike anywhere, anytime. Lake County is fortunate to have some of the most experienced, strongest and best coordinated disaster response teams in the state of California, but what can we do to stop fires before they start?
It is most productive to recognize the probability that the ongoing presence of brush and other fuels could eventually lead to wildfire, and do all that we can to reduce and mitigate the risk to our communities.
On Wednesday, November 14, at 6pm, representatives from CAL FIRE, Kelseyville Fire Protection District, the Lake County Sheriff’s Office, County Administration and the insurance industry will join me for a public forum to discuss options for Fire Mitigation, with an emphasis upon four communities: Buckingham, Clear Lake Riviera, Riviera Heights and Riviera West.
Our meeting will take place at Riviera Elementary School, 10505 Fairway Drive, Kelseyville, CA, 95451.
Discussion will include proposal of a County Service Area Zone of Benefit, as enabled by California Government Code Section 25210, for the purpose of removing brush and other wildfire fuel sources from private property.
All County residents are welcome to attend, but this discussion will be most specifically relevant to the 5,000 property owners that comprise the communities of Buckingham and the Rivieras.
District 5 residents are aware it has been my privilege to serve in coordination with our firefighters and other first responders during each of our eight wildfire events since 2015, to stand with County residents, and bring a bit of comfort to those displaced from their homes, to connect people with resources in their time of great need.
It is an even greater opportunity to work with many of those same partner agencies to find ways to proactively protect our communities from disaster, to harden neighborhoods against the threat of fire.
I hope that many of you will attend this important meeting. My cell phone number is (707) 349-2628.