Broad Coalition Encourages Legislative Approval of SB 190 and 209 (Dodd), AB 38 (Wood) and AB 1668 (Carrillo)
Sacramento, CA – Action for Wildfire Resiliency, a broad coalition of labor, public safety groups, businesses and utilities was pleased to see key wildfire prevention legislation released from appropriations committees late last week and advance for full floor votes. Among the legislation coalition members are advocating for:
• SB 209 (Dodd) to create a wildfire warning center
• SB 190 (Dodd) to develop a model defensible space ordinance
• AB 38 (Wood) provide financial assistance and rebates for qualified owners of eligible buildings for fire hardening and vegetation management
• AB 1668 (Carrillo) to open pathways to employment and skill development while increasing the available workforce to provide critical fuels reduction, vegetation management, natural resource protection and support to our front-line firefighters battling California wildfires.
The following is a statement from coalition spokesperson Robin Swanson:
“The continued advancement of these bills reflects the legislature’s understanding that more can and should be done to better protect Californians and communities from the heightened risk of wildfires.
We are optimistic that these bills will be approved by the Senate and Assembly and ultimately signed by the Governor.”
To learn more about these bills and other legislation supported by Action for Wildfire Resiliency, please click here.