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Ad Hoc Committee on Wildfire Preparedness Seeks Residents to Serve

Post Date:04/16/2019 2:19 PM

Given the inherent risk of wildfire in Portola Valley and the changing character of wildfires due to climate change, the Town Council has formed a new ad hoc committee on wildfire preparedness in order to advise the Council, on a limited duration basis, on ways to reduce wildfire danger, and increase resident resiliency in a wildfire emergency.

The committee is expected to begin meeting in late May/early June, and will have an accelerated schedule to allow for short-term wildfire preparedness recommendations to reach the Council later this summer.

The Council seeks five residents who wish to add their voice to this discussion. Those interested are expected to be able to attend all future committee meetings throughout the summer, until its work is complete at the end of this year. It is anticipated that the committee will meet a few times a month as it begins its work.

Should you be interested, please submit an application by May 1st.

Applications are available at Town Hall or you may submit an online application at https://www.portolavalley.net/CommitteeApplication.

 

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