This weekend, the City of Santa Rosa and County of Sonoma, in coordination with state and federal partners, will hold three resource fairs focused on debris removal.
Residents whose properties were destroyed by the wildfires have the ability to access the government-operated Fire Debris Removal Program to ensure their property is left free of hazardous waste and debris; the deadline to apply for the program is November 13, 2017.
The Debris Removal Resource Fairs are drop-in style events where residents can speak to subject matter experts one-on-one and ask questions about their individual properties. Representatives from the Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Department of Insurance, Permit Sonoma, City of Santa Rosa Planning & Economic Development, FEMA, and the Sonoma County Department of Health Services will be available to answer questions.
Resource Fair dates, times and locations are as follows:
Saturday November 11th
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
City of Santa Rosa Utilities Field Office
35 Stony Point Road in Santa Rosa
Sunday November 12th
11:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Santa Rosa Veterans Hall
1351 Maple Avenue in Santa Rosa
Monday November 13th
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Altimira Middle School
17805 Arnold Dr, Sonoma
Residents who want to participate in the Program, must submit a Right of Entry (ROE) form. An ROE Processing Center will be set-up at both Resource Fairs, and residents will have the opportunity to turn in their ROE forms. Additionally, city and county staff will be on hand to walk residents through the ROE paperwork.
Residents who are planning to sign up for the Program should bring a government-issued ID and, if available, a copy of their insurance policy declaration page and debris removal coverage page, and their Trust or LLC documents, if applicable. If residents do not have these documents available at this time, they can still sign up for the Program and provide documents at a later date.