Apologies for the repeated emails. We just want to ensure that you receive all the appropriate information once we are able to get it to you. As was previously mentioned in the last two community meetings, the County has prepared an Urgency Ordinance that will be presented at the Board of Supervisor’s Meeting on Tuesday, November 17th. The meeting starts at 9:30am. Because it is an Urgency Ordinance, the only opportunity for public input will be at that meeting. We encourage you to take a moment to review this ordinance and provide your input at the meeting, either in writing or virtually at the meeting.
The Ordinance establishes a framework for debris removal in the areas that were impacted by the fire, provides for temporary occupancy of the sites, and waives some permit and fee requirements. Lastly, it provides the County to create deadlines and specifies enforcement mechanisms if needed.
The Urgency Ordinance is required by the State in order to utilize State and Federal Funding, and has already been passed by several other local jurisdictions such as Santa Cruz, Sonoma, and Solano counties.
Instructions on how to submit public comment can be found at: http://sccgov.iqm2.com/citizens/default.aspx?frame=no
The Proposed Urgency Ordinance and details can be found here: http://sccgov.iqm2.com/Citizens/Detail_LegiFile.aspx?Frame=SplitView&MeetingID=12222&MediaPosition=&ID=103728&CssClass=
Per usual if you have any questions/need during this difficult time feel free to use the resources provided in the previous emails. Or to contact me and I can get you to those resources.
Louay Toma CEM, MPA
Santa Clara County Fire Department
Santa Clara County Office of Emergency Management
Office (408) 808-7800