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PRSVA (Zoom) Meeting
May 14, 2020
Opening remarks - Ken
Treasurer's report - Laura
Approval of February Minutes
(Feb minutes went out (3/8) prior to the March mtg. which was cancelled.)
1. Update - Supervisor Dennis Rodoni
2. Covid-19 effect on us here in PRS - Discussion/Concerns
3. Design review Committee report - Steve
From: Van Gorder, Mark <MKV5@pge.com>
Sent: Friday, May 8, 2020 4:01 PM
To: Van Gorder, Mark <MKV5@pge.com>
Subject: PG&E Hosting Series of Webinars to Keep Customers and Communities Informed About Work to Prevent and Mitigate the Serious Risk of Catastrophic Wildfire
The Sonoma / Napa Webinar was this week May 6 and the presentation can also be found and downloaded at the following link.
The full webinar schedule, along with more information about PG&E’s Community Wildfire Safety Program, can be found at www.pge.com/wildfiresafety.
Mark van Gorder| Sr. Government and Public Affairs, North Bay
415-521-0487 Cell| firstname.lastname@example.org
PG&E Hosting Series of Webinars to Keep Customers and Communities Informed About its Continuing Vital Safety Work to Prevent and Mitigate the Serious Risk of Catastrophic Wildfires
Weekly events through the summer, will give customers an opportunity to get local information on wildfire prevention efforts and ask questions
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. — Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) today shared that as its crews and contractors remain in the field performing essential work to maintain gas and electric service, improve the safety of the system, further mitigate wildfire risks, and reduce Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) impacts, the company also is taking the steps necessary to keep communities informed about this vital wildfire prevention and safety work..
PG&E is hosting a series of county webinars to detail the progress of its numerous actions being executed as part of the Community Wildfire Safety Program and share how any needed PSPS events in 2020 are expected to be smaller in scope, shorter in duration and smarter for customers. With these webinars, even amid the ongoing COVID-19 health impacts, PG&E will keep customers and communities informed about its continuing important safety work to prevent and mitigate the serious risk of catastrophic wildfires while keeping customers and communities healthy and safe.
The schedule has been set up so that customers in adjoining counties can participate and hear details specific to their county. The webinars will feature a brief presentation and provide ample opportunity for participants to ask questions and provide feedback.
“As we all work to meet the challenge of COVID-19, we also know wildfire season is around the corner,” said Laurie Giammona, Senior Vice President and Chief Customer Officer for PG&E. “We want to ensure our customers understand the steps that we are taking in their community to prepare and improve for this year.”
PG&E has sought feedback and is listening to customers and communities about how it can do better, make improvements and take action. Since last year’s wildfire season, PG&E has participated in nearly 200 meetings with state and federal agencies, local emergency managers, local elected leaders, customers and community groups to listen, partner and improve. PG&E is continuing to conduct outreach to counties and tribes for coordination meetings, in addition to weekly webinars.
Given COVID-19 guidelines, these meetings have transitioned from in-person to web-based gatherings and the company continues to share its plans, seek feedback and make additional improvements.
This year, PG&E is enhancing and expanding its efforts to reduce wildfire risks and keep customers and communities safe. Changes reflect feedback from customers, elected leaders and other stakeholders. This includes:
The webinars will take place on Wednesdays from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., beginning April 29 and continuing through the summer. The following are the webinars planned through May:
Although the webinar events will highlight work in the listed counties, they will be open to all PG&E’s customers throughout the service area. Closed captioning will be available in English, Spanish and Chinese, and there will dial-in numbers for those who aren’t able to join online.
PG&E will share the web address and phone number closer to each event. The full webinar schedule, along with more information about PG&E’s Community Wildfire Safety Program, can be found at www.pge.com/wildfiresafety.
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Sent: Monday, May 4, 2020 3:02 PM
To: Kutter, Rhonda <RKutter@marincounty.org>
Subject: Marin Wildfire Preparedness News
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Wildfire Preparedness Webinars begin TONIGHT (May 4, 2020)On May 04, 2020 02:04 pm
You are invited to join FIRESafe MARIN for our first Wildfire Preparedness Webinar tonight (May 4, 2020) at 6pm!
An extension of our popular "Living With Fire" community education seminars, we're launching a regular series of 30-60 minute online webinars to help Marin residents and homeowners prepare for wildfire.
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Wildfire Preparedness Week Day 3: Focus on "Zone Zero"On May 04, 2020 01:26 pm
A simple, 7 day guide to improving your home and family's wildfire preparedness with easy, inexpensive tips.Day 3: Clear Combustibles Within 5' of Your HomeThe area nearest your house, from 0' to 5', including the surfaces of the structure itself, is the most vulnerable area. We call this "ZONE ZERO," because it's ground-zero when it comes to protecting your home from embers. It's the area closest to your house, including plants, decks, outdoor furniture, and the outside walls and coverings. This area is most vulnerable and should be more aggressively maintained for fire resistance. There should be ZERO combustibles in this zone!
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Wildfire Preparedness Week Day 2: Cut Your Grass!On May 03, 2020 12:01 pm
It's Wildfire Preparedness Week. Follow our daily updates for an easy, step by step guide to protecting your home!This week, FIRESafe MARIN will provide a simple, 7 day guide to improving your home and family's wildfire preparedness with simple, easy, inexpensive tips.
Day 2: Cut Your Grass!Marin's grasslands provide the fuel for our most frequent and fast moving wildfires. Dry grass is particularly susceptible to ignition - carelessly dropped cigarettes, illegal fireworks, mower blades, and hot car mufflers frequently ignite grass fires. These fast-moving fires damage and destroy homes every year in California and Marin, often in the first few minutes of a wildfire before firefighters arrive.
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