I am very excited to report that on Thursday August 25, the legislation that I have been working hard on since February cleared the Legislature and is on its way to the Governor’s desk! I testified twice in favor of the bill in Sacramento and spent many hours meeting with Legislative staff and our consultants to shepherd the bill through six committees.
SB 1463 will be a big help to us as we present our case to the California Public Utilities Commission that Laguna is a high risk fire zone where utility companies must provide enhanced mitigation measures to prevent catastrophic fires.
We will be meeting with the Governor’s office in September to ensure his signature. Stay tuned and I will provide you with some details so that you can e-mail or mail the Governor urging his signature.
There is much more to be done as we move forward to expedite undergrounding in Laguna but this is an important first step and building block in our effort. Bob