LOS ANGELES – Governor Gavin Newsom will travel to Los Angeles today to survey the damage caused so far by the Getty Fire and meet with emergency responders and state and local officials assisting with response efforts on the ground. The Governor will also hold a media availability afterwards at the Unified Command Center located at the Jackie Robinson baseball stadium in Los Angeles.
Yesterday, Governor Newsom announced that California has secured a Fire Management Assistance Grant to help ensure the availability of resources to fight the Getty Fire. The Governor also launched a new resource site, RESPONSE.CA.GOV, for Californians impacted by wildfires and power shutoffs, called on the California Public Utilities Commission to reform power shutoff rules and regulations as part of its investigation into the utility-led shutoffs, and highlighted business and philanthropy partnerships working to assist families and businesses. The Governor also met with firefighters and volunteers at the CAL FIRE Base Camp in Santa Rosa, and thanked first responders for their bravery and service.
The Governor declared a statewide emergency this weekend due to the dangerous weather conditions, and has also secured Fire Management Assistance Grants to bolster the response to Kincade and Tick fires, for which the Governor previously declared a state of emergency in Sonoma and Los Angeles counties.
Over the course of the past week, the Governor has met with emergency responders, health officials, residents and local leaders in Petaluma, Napa, Geyserville and Los Angeles, and held public briefings regarding the ongoing fire threats and the need to hold utilities accountable for the consequences of their power shutoff decisions.
The Governor has also announced a $75 Million Program to help state and local governments mitigate the impacts of power shutoffs, and unveiled a series of new partnerships and new tools to help secure medically-vulnerable populations during these events.
WHO: Governor Newsom, Mayor Eric Garcetti and state and local fire and emergency officials.
WHERE: Unified Command Center located at Jackie Robinson Stadium, 100 Constitution Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90095 (turn right onto Davis Ave. The media area is marked with cones and yellow fire line tape.)
WHEN: Tuesday, October 29, 2019 at approximately 2:15 p.m.
STREAM: The media availability will be streamed live here.
POOL: Pool footage of the Governor’s tour will be provided after the event by ABC7 Los Angeles (contact: Michael.firstname.lastname@example.org) and pool photos will be provided by the Los Angeles Times (contact: Robert.StJohn@latimes.com.)
**NOTE: This availability is open to credentialed media only. Reporters interested in attending must RSVP to email@example.com.