2022 Draft Community Wildfire Protection Plan Available

The 2022 Draft Community Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP) was developed in partnership with the Lake County Fire Safe Council, Lake County Community Risk Reduction Authority, Lake County Resource Conservation District (RCD), Clear Lake Environmental Research Center, Lake County’s Fire Protection Districts and members of the Lake County Fire Chiefs Association.

During the early stages of draft development, initial feedback was obtained through the public meetings of Municipal Advisory Councils and other community groups, particularly as the Lake County Fuel-Reduction & Prevention Priorities List and Action Plan, central to the document, were being crafted.

The County of Lake is excited the Draft CWPP is now available for public inspection and comment:

http://www.lakecountyca.gov/Assets/County+Site/Fire+Safe+Council/cwpp/2022CCWPP_Draft.pdf

Government-to-Government Feedback Period Open Now

Wednesday evening, 9/14, a Workshop was held for Lake County government entities interested in providing “Government-to-Government” input regarding the Draft 2022 Lake County Community Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP), and the process undertaken to develop it.

Many thanks to all who participated, and particularly Supervisors Moke Simon and Jessica Pyska for their leadership in bringing Lake County’s wildfire and disaster-focused entities together, and Dr. Harry Lyons and Lake County Resource Conservation District (RCD), for their considerable efforts to coordinate the development of the Draft CWPP.

Thursday, September 15, marked the beginning of a 15-day period for local governments to submit written Government-to-Government input.

Those commenting on a particular portion of the Draft report are asked to provide references (e.g., page numbers, paragraph numbers, etc.), to allow ready identification of the content proposed to be changed.

For written Government-to-Government input to be considered prior to our upcoming Public-facing CWPP Workshop, please submit your comments to Matthew.Rothstein@lakecountyca.gov no later than the Close of Business Friday, September 30.

Representatives of government entities that were unable to attend the September 14 Workshop are likewise invited to contact Matthew Rothstein, Deputy County Administrative Officer, at Matthew.Rothstein@lakecountyca.gov, to convey any needs or request additional information.

Public-Facing CWPP Workshop to be Held Wednesday, October 5, 6 pm

What: CWPP Workshop (public-facing)

When: Wednesday, October 5, 6 pm

Where: Board of Supervisors Chambers

255 N. Forbes St.

Lakeport, CA, 95453

(In-person capacity is limited)

Participation via Zoom will also be available:

https://lakecounty.zoom.us/j/97087100871?pwd=KysrZjRQTG8yRlVxM2JVb2NYUWEyZz09

Webinar ID: 970 8710 0871

Passcode: 579561

One tap mobile: +16699006833,,97087100871#,,,,*579561# US (San Jose)

From any mobile or landline phone, you may also dial 1-669-900-6833, and enter the Meeting ID and Passcode above, when prompted. To contribute to this meeting from a phone, press *9 to raise your hand, and *6 to unmute, once you are recognized to speak.

Thursday, October 6, will mark the beginning of a 30-day formal period for written public input.  Written Public Comments can be submitted to Matthew.Rothstein@lakecountyca.gov.

As with the Government-to-Government feedback process, those commenting on a particular portion of the Draft report are asked to provide references (e.g., page numbers, paragraph numbers, etc.), to allow ready identification of the content proposed to be changed.

The formal Public Input period will end at the Close of Business Monday, November 7.  Some members of the community have already chosen to submit written comments, ahead of the formal submittal window.

Thank you to all that have provided feedback thus far!

A Community Member

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