MENDOCINO Co., 2/15/17 -- Congressman Jared Huffman and State Senator Mike McGuire will host a community meeting to discuss the progress of recovery in the wake of the Redwood Fire next Thursday. The meeting will be held at Eagle Peak Middle School on February 22, and will include updates from the Army Corps of Engineers debris clean-up program, information about the temporary housing at the Lake Mendocino KYEN Campground, presentations by the California Office of Emergency Services and FEMA, an update concerning the rebuilding of the Redwood Valley water district infrastructure, and presentations from the Mendocino County Recovery Team about the long-term efforts to rebuild.
The meeting begin at 6:30pm, Thursday Feb. 22, in the cafeteria at Eagle Peak Middle School, on 8601 West Road in Redwood Valley. You can find all the details about the meeting on this Facebook page.
The agenda includes presentations from Congressman Huffman, State Senator McGuire, Mendocino County Supervisor Dan Hamburg, Mendocino County CEO Carmel Angelo, Ukiah Unified School District Supervisor Deb Kubin, and Eagle Peak Middle School Principal Dan Stearns, Mendocino County Recovery Director Tammy Moss Chandler, Chief Building Official Mike Oliphant, Redwood Valley Water District General Manager Tamara Alaniz, CA OES Director Mark Ghilarducci, Army Corps of Engineers Colonel Eric McFadden, and FEMA Regional Administrator Bob Fenton. The full agenda is posted below.
The Mendocino Voice will also be live streaming the event on Facebook.
Here is the press release from State Senator McGuire's office:
Senator McGuire and Congressman Huffman to host Mendocino County Recovery & Rebuilding Town Hall
Community meeting will be held Thursday, Feb 22 at 6:30 p.m.
Sacramento, CA – Federal, state, and county leaders will all come together for a Recovery & Rebuilding Town Hall in Mendocino County on Thursday, February 22 at 6:30 p.m.
The Town Hall will be an opportunity for residents to receive updated information on debris removal operations, there will be a briefing on the partial rebuild of the Redwood Valley County Water District, residents will be provided all the information they need to rebuild their homes and there will be an update on local services and programs available for fire survivors.
“The Redwood Complex Fire will go down as one of the most destructive disasters in Mendocino County history. Since October 8, we have been laser focused on making sure Mendocino County residents have the resources they need to recover, and now, rebuild successfully,” Senator Mike McGuire said. “We hope neighbors will join us on February 22 to hear the latest updates on debris removal, temporary housing at Kyen Campground, rebuilding a portion of the Redwood Valley County Water District and we’ll have an in-depth briefing from the County of Mendocino on recovery services and programs.”
“In the wake of the devastating October wildfires, our community is on a long road to recovery,” said Rep. Jared Huffman. “Your federal, state, and county leaders are here to help, and will be for the long haul. I hope you will join us for a community town hall and progress report on the recovery efforts underway, available resources, and next steps.”
Topics covered at the Town Hall will include:
- Status update on debris removal and timeline from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services
- Briefing from FEMA and the California Office of Emergency Services on long-term temporary housing at KYEN Campground
- Update on the partial reconstruction of the infrastructure in the Redwood Valley Water District.
- The Year Ahead: In-depth information from the County of Mendocino to help residents be successful with rebuilding their homes and lives. The County Recovery Team will also provide an update on services and programs available for fire survivors.
WHO: Congressman Jared Huffman, Senator Mike McGuire, The California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services, FEMA, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the County of Mendocino.
WHAT: Mendocino County Recovery & Rebuilding Town Hall
WHEN: Thursday, February 22; 6:30 p.m.
WHERE: Eagle Peak Middle School, 8601 West Rd, Redwood Valley, CA 95470
Refreshments will be provided