We’ve said all along that the size and scope of wildland fires are only getting worse. While we’ve made significant progress over the past five years in beefing up our emergency response infrastructure, we know there is a lot more work ahead. The state budget is making strategic investments in seven new C-130 Air Tankers, hundreds of millions in funding is being moved into communities for vegetation management and dead and dying tree removal, and we’re making desperately needed investments in the State Office of Emergency Services. California is taking action to fight fire season head-on. Here’s a list: sd02.senate.ca.gov/news/2019-06-13-senator-mcguire-helps-lead-state-senate%E2%80%99s-push-increas...... See MoreSee Less
The California State Senate is making a big push to protect California communities from wildfires, putting forward a budget with hundreds of millions of dollars earmarked for wildfire protection and p...
This post needs more rake jokes. Just kidding - Mike, thank you for your work on this and other climate change issues affecting Californians!
Thanks for your leadership Boss. You make the senate relevant to citizens’ lives.
Good news and good work that benefits ALL Californians- Northern, Southern, Central- all of us 🙂
We hit the tipping point when suburban growth meets decades of mismanagement.
Thanks Mike, for all your hard work on behalf of your constituents!
Why not just set clearance standards for home owners and preventative burns. Why all the reactionary spending. We need smaller government not larger.
This effort is much needed and deeply appreciated by those of us who are still displaced by the fire(s). Thanks, Mike McGuire. Let's make sure every penny goes toward fire prevention.
There should be grants available to home owners who need help with costs in clearing their land of grasses, dead trees and flammable shrubbery/underbrush. Removing such things are a benefit to the surrounding neighbours.
what does being moved into communities mean.
What about the sale of fireworks. We already know the devistation fire has caused. Why feed it? Cloverdale still allows selling fireworks and everywhere you look around this city you see dry brush. It seems its all about the money they make. Pretty scary...
Your work and collaboration with the Board for the benefit of our County of Sonoma residents is exceptional, Mike. Thank you.
Great job Mike!
That is great but it is too bad so much destruction and death had to occur first
Don't use "beefing up" in a post, unless you are trying to sell a calendar "The Muscle Studs of CalFire"
Make PG&E pay for it
Are much needed prescribed burns part of the plan?
Makes more sense than Moonbeam's Train To Nowhere....