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Governor Brown Surveys Wildfire Impacts and Meets with Emergency Officials in Butte County, Issues Order to Streamline Wildfire Cleanup and Recovery

CHICO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today surveyed wildfire damage in Butte County, held a briefing at the Incident Command Post in Chico with state, local and federal officials – including U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke, FEMA Administrator Brock Long and the state’s top fire and emergency management officials – and issued an executive order to cut red tape and help streamline recovery efforts in communities impacted by the devastating wildfires that continue to burn across the state. “We can’t avoid catastrophe but we can prepare for it, we can recover from it – and we will,”...

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Edmund G. Brown Jr. was born in San Francisco on April 7, 1938. Brown was elected California Secretary of State in 1970 and Governor in 1974 and 1978. After his governorship, Brown lectured and traveled widely, practiced law, served as California’s Democratic Party chairman and ran for president. Brown was elected Oakland Mayor in 1998 and California Attorney General in 2006. He was elected Governor again in 2010 and reelected in 2014 to serve a historic fourth term. Under Brown, California has created more than 2.8 million new jobs, eliminated a $27 billion budget deficit and enacted sweeping environmental, public safety, immigration, health care, water, transportation, pension, education, housing and economic development reforms.