Sonoma County Fires

More groups alerted to fire safe road issue Supervisors are fighting

From sister organization Preserve Rural Sonoma County (PRSC): Fire Safety Action Alert -Email needed by Friday, September 18th Once more, another fire has severely impacted our County.  Yet Sonoma County’s proposed new Fire Ordinance raises serious public safety issues as it does not comply with state-recommended fire safe road standards. We only have until this […]

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Update on Fire Safe roads: Fire Safety Concerns Agenda Item 40

Good Morning, The result wasn’t really much of a surprise. Still, when you work hard and get lots of people motivated to comment—people who made good, intelligent comments—it’s discouraging to have it yield nothing. From a statewide perspective, our advocacy has apparently stirred up a hornet’s nest. Gore said he was working closely with CSAC

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Got Fire Safe Roads? Next battle in California with insurers is over home policyholder discounts for cutting fire risks

Board of Forestry has denied the certification of the County’s fire safe road exemptions a week ago…..Article in today’s PD, business section page 1. County wants to continue to allow NEW development in fire prone areas even though existing homeowners may be unable to acquire insurance and may need to resort to using the state’s

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Got Fire Safe Roads? Next battle in California with insurers is over home policyholder discounts for cutting fire risks

Board of Forestry has denied the certification of the County’s fire safe road exemptions a week ago…..Article in today’s PD, business section page 1. County wants to continue to allow NEW development in fire prone areas even though existing homeowners may be unable to acquire insurance and may need to resort to using the state’s

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After the wildfires: tourist firms in California’s wine country say no one is coming

“Tourism is a $2bn industry in the county, according to Sonoma County Tourism, with one in 10 jobs in hospitality. To help protect this, the organization is working on a new marketing push to encourage long-distance travelers and wedding planners to visit in the spring and early summer – a time when wildfire risk is

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