March 2024 Fire Safe Council Meeting Updates

The Yolo County Fire Safe Council March 2024 was on Wednesday, March, 2024 via Zoom from 4:00 to 5:00 pm.

The meeting kicked off with a few action items. First, Catholic Charities of Yolo and Solano Counties was approved as a new voting member to the Yolo County Fire Safe Council. Catholic Charities has a Disaster Preparedness Program and has partnered with the Yolo County Fire Safe Council to conduct whole community outreach, particularly to the Spanish speaking populations of the county. The action item to move $175,000 from Grantline Road Project to community tree work projects was postponed to a later meeting by Yolo County OES. Lastly, an action items to approve budget for knox boxes in Capay, Esparto, Madison, and Winters Fire Protection Districts was approved. Another action item to approve a letter of support for the USFS AIM Grant “Whole Community Outreach” was also approved by the Council.

The Fire Safe Council heard an update on the AT&T rural phone service discontinuation from Tara Thronson, Chief of Staff to Supervisor Frerichs.

The meeting concluded with regular reports from CAL FIRE, Yolo County Office of Emergency Services, Yolo County RCD, Yolo Prescribed Burn Association, Solano RCD, and the community Fire Safe Councils.

A partial meeting recording is available at the link below. Due to technical difficulties, the recording is missing the first approximately 15 minutes of the meeting. The next Fire Safe Council meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, April 24, 2024.