Lessons in Resiliency and Advocacy
Two years ago, the North Bay fires changed the lives of thousands of Californians overnight. While the events forever changed the landscape of many California communities, they also had a profound impact on the course of CSAC advocacy.
Wildfires emerged as a priority on Governor Newsom’s agenda and CSAC worked tirelessly the past two years to preserve inverse condemnation and keep utilities accountable by leading passage of important wildfire legislation. CSAC was also successful in obtaining additional disaster relief funding for counties, including backfills for lost property taxes, direct local assistance, and public safety power shutoff resources.