Governor Signs $536M Wildfire Mitigation Bill


Last updated 4/13/2021 at 11:31pm

SAN DIEGO - Gov. Gavin Newsom today signed a $536-million wildfire package enabling the state to take urgent prevention actions in communities across the state, including San Diego County.

Newsom signed SB 85 alongside legislative leaders at a fuels management project at Lake Oroville State Recreation Area which helped protect a Butte County community from last year's North Complex Fire.

The legislative package builds on funding for wildfire protections proposed in Newsom's 2021-22 proposed state budget, providing funds to restore the ecological health of forests and watersheds, creat...

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