BUTTE COUNTY – After announcing an agreement with legislative leaders last week on a $536 million funding plan to accelerate fire prevention projects across the state, Governor Gavin Newsom will tomorrow sign the legislative package into law and tour wildfire preparedness work under way to protect residents in Butte County.
The early action plan is part of the Governor’s overall $1 billion investment in forest health and community fire resilience in the proposed 2021-2022 state budget. Governor Newsom has also authorized $80.74 million in emergency funds for 1,399 additional firefighters with CAL FIRE to bolster fuels management and wildfire response efforts, and announced the expansion of a state task force to deliver on key commitments in the Wildfire and Forest Resilience Action Plan.
Butte County Site Visit
WHEN: Tuesday, April 13, 2021 at approx. 11:00 a.m. PST.
**NOTE: This event is open to credentialed media only, reporters interested in attending must email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on RSVP’ing and public health and physical distancing requirements for covering the event.
On-site protocols include a mandatory temperature check, mask wearing at all times and six feet of physical distancing.