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Governor Issues Executive Order to Protect Communities from Wildfire, Climate Impacts

SACRAMENTO – In the face of the worst wildfires in California’s history, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today issued an executive order to combat dangerous tree mortality, increase the ability of our forests to capture carbon and systematically improve forest management. “Devastating forest fires are a profound challenge to California,” said Governor Brown. “I intend to … Continued

Major Debris Removal Operations are Complete Following October Wildfires

Santa Rosa — State, federal and local officials today announced the completion of major debris removal operations on more than 4,500 parcels across four counties associated with the October 2017 wildfires – the largest disaster debris removal operation since the 1906 San Francisco earthquake – and expect to conclude operations within the coming days. The California Governor’s … Continued

California HOPE Program Provides Crisis Counselors for Those Impacted by Fires

Sonoma County launched the California HOPE program to provide outreach and counseling to those emotionally impacted by the Sonoma Complex Fires in October 2017. California HOPE is a federally funded program that can send crisis counselors to meet people wherever they are (at home, school, business, etc.) to provide crisis counseling, resource navigation, and disaster … Continued

Advanced Energy Rebuilding Incentives Offered for Wildfire Victims

        Santa Rosa — In an unprecedented show of collaboration between agencies, Sonoma Clean Power (SCP), the public electricity provider for Sonoma and Mendocino counties, is partnering with Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) and the Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD) to offer up to $17,500 in incentives for property … Continued

Governor Brown Extends Price Gouging Protections Through Dec. 4, 2018

Santa Rosa, CA  –  Sonoma County District Attorney Jill Ravitch announced Monday that Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr. issued an Executive Order on Friday extending the protections against Price Gouging under Penal Code Section 396 through and including December 4, 2018. A prior Executive Order issued by the Governor had extended the protections through April … Continued

United Policyholders Conducting Wildfire Recovery Survey

United Policyholders (UP)  is seeking the help of survivors of the October 2017 wildfires to track insurance progress and problems related to the North Bay wildfire recovery. The information UP collects through this survey will help the non-profit organization and its local partners support the community during the long term recovery. Take the survey now. The … Continued

County to host Rebuilding Community Meeting on March 21

SANTA ROSA, CA — The County of Sonoma encourages residents rebuilding from the October 2017 wildfires to bring their questions to a Rebuilding Community Meeting on Wednesday, March 21, 2018, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Mark West Elementary School located at 4600 Lavell Rd., Santa Rosa. Officials from the Federal Emergency Management Agency … Continued

Disaster Task Force Alerts Fire Survivors About Suspected Unlicensed Contractor Trying to Get Debris/Tree Removal Jobs

SACRAMENTO – The Contractors State License Board (CSLB) and partners in the North Bay Disaster Fraud Task Force (Federal Bureau of Investigation, Sonoma County District Attorney’s Office) are issuing a Consumer Alert to warn Sonoma County wildfire survivors about a suspected unlicensed debris and tree removal contractor who may have already victimized at least a … Continued

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