The Public Information Meeting hosted by Council District 2 was well attended by both residents of Big Tujunga Canyon and by representatives from the Forest Service, L.A. City and L.A. County Fire Departments, and by the Unified Incident Commander, Mr. Mike Detrich (sp?). There were also a number of reporters from the L.A. Times, CNN and local television stations, and at least one radio station (KNX).
Although the speakers from the various firefighting agencies tried to address questions about how the Station Fire was handled, the overall feeling among residents was that key questions were left unanswered, or even ignored. At times the anger was obvious, and tensions on both sides were high.
Given the large number of people present, few questions could be addressed during the brief Q&A period. Pat Davenport, the Field Deputy for Council District 2 and referee for the meeting, offered to field questions that remain. Residents can contact her directly via e-mail at: Patricia Davenport <Patricia.Davenport@lacity.org>. Alternately, questions can be submitted through the Angeles Rising website and will be directed to the appropriate party.
For more information about the ongoing discovery process related to the Station Fire and it’s impact on Big Tujunga residents, check out the L.A. Times article listed below.