Supervisor Todd Spitzer penned this Op-Ed on the Canyon Fire 2 response. The response was delayed due to dispatch staff not following protocol on the 911 reports related to the vegetation fire. Check out the Orange County Register article.
This article hits home. This is exactly why Hills For Everyone has been fighting projects in the hills in known wildfire corridors, including Madrona and Esperanza Hills. How much risk is one community supposed to take on and at what … Read More
Homes built to better standards can withstand fires better. However, even when they are built to better standards, the question remains: should we be putting people in harm’s way? It is a planning issue at the heart of the matter. … Read More
The OC Register printed a great article on why building at the Wildland-Urban Interface is NOT a great idea. It turns out, from this UCI published report, that Santa Ana Wind driven fires cause more damage (80% of the $3.1 billion … Read More
The OC Register released an article on the risks of building homes in the canyons. Not only do firefighters have to contend with rugged terrain, but they must also deal with winding, narrow and dead-end streets. Taxpayers bear the burden … Read More