PRESS CALL: Sen Jackson, Fire Safe Council, and Local Governments Urge Governor to Sign Bill to Protect California Communities from Wildfire Destruction

September 14, 2020

SACRAMENTO –Amid a record-setting fire season in which over three million acres have already burned across the state, Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) will be joined by California Fire Safe Council Board Chair and former State Fire Marshal Kate Dargan, and Mariposa County Supervisor Kevin Cann for a press call at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, September 16 to urge Governor Gavin Newsom to sign her Senate Bill 182.

California is facing the urgent need to build to ease a housing crisis as well as the unprecedented threat of climate change-induced wildfires. SB 182 requires that communities at a very high risk of being devastated by wildfires plan and build any new homes or construction in a manner that maximizes fire prevention. It also directs local governments to develop fire-hardening plans for existing at-risk homes and structures.

More than three million Californians currently live in high-risk wildfire areas, even as the areas at risk of wildfire are expanding.

This event is open to members of the media only.

WHO: Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara), California Fire Safe Council Board Chair Kate Dargan, and Mariposa County Board Supervisor Kevin Cann

WHAT: Press call to discuss Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson’s SB 182 to protect California communities from wildfire destruction.

WHEN: 9:30 a.m. PT on Wednesday, September 16, 2020.