Nevada County Supervisors will be sending a letter to Governor Jerry Brown requesting him to use his influence to get the Federal Government to do the prevention and maintenance work required to mitigate the ongoing and increasing risk of catastrophic wildfires in California. the Rural County Representative of California (RCRC) Of which Supervisor Nate Beason is Chair this year, initiated the effort to engage every county in California to address the severe fire conditions in the state, and has asked Nevada County and 22 other sierra mountain counties to adopt a resolution declaring a local emergency and requesting a number of Federal, state and local actions to address the emergency. Supervisor Beason brought the resolution to the County supervisors for approval.
The letter to the Governor urges him to facilitate and increase the pace and scale of hazardous fuels reduction on public lands.
And the RCRC staff will be rolling out an updated comprehensive advocacy approach on the issue at their September Board meeting.
Judi Calor of Nevada City during public comment asked if Nevada County is not giving up authority by approving the plan even before the RCRC finalizes it.
Supervisor Richard Anderson commented that the county is just asking for help.
The resolution was passed unanimously by the Board of Supervisors.