This advisory announcement was sent out today regarding the follow-up meeting about the Congressional investigation into events surrounding the Station Fire. The full text is below for your convenience. If you want to download a copy of the original PDF, click here.
Special thanks to Duncan Baird for forwarding this info.
Pasadena, CA -Since the Station Fire hit Southern California in August 2009, devastating 250 square miles, killing two firefighters and leaving many people homeless, Rep. Adam Schiff (DCA) has worked with local fire agencies, the US Forest Service and many others to learn from what went wrong in the effort to extinguish the fire and implement changes to make sure those mistakes are not repeated. There has been some progress, although much more needs to be done, and Rep. Schiff is hosting a meeting with representatives of the Forest Service and the Government Accountability Office at the Altadena Library to inform residents about these efforts.
Moderator: Congressman Schiff
Speakers: Tom Harbour, Director of Fire and Aviation, U.S. Forest Service
Stephen Gaty, Assistant Director, Government Accountability Office, Natural Resources and Environment Team
When: Thursday, April 28
10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Where: Altadena Library
600 East Mariposa St.
Altadena, CA 91001
Thanks to Millie Jones at the Office of Supervisor Mike Antonovich for forwarding this info!
Subject: Station Fire Hearing
Date: Friday, July 16, 2010, 1:12 PM
I can now confirm the venue for the Station Fire Panel Discussion:
Tuesday, August 10, 2010
Volosh Forum at Pasadena City College (PCC)
1570 E. Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena , CA 91106
The room holds approx. 300 people, so there should be plenty of room for all who wish to attend. Parking is available in the lot adjacent to the building, at the corner of Colorado Blvd. , and Bonnie St .
Thanks to Ben Fury for this info. I can’t be there due to a work conflict, but I definitely want to know what gets covered in the meeting. The PDF of their presentation raises more questions than it answers.
Need to get the word out…
NPS has plans for us!
Read up on Alternatives A, B and C and then come tell the National Park Service (NPS) what you think of their Alternatives.
and the Preliminary Findings PDF file:
Alternative Concepts – Public Meetings Presentation (2.3 MB, PDF file)
Public Meeting: Alternative Concepts Presentation and Public Comment
San Gabriel Watershed and Mountains Special Resource Study
Preliminary Findings and Alternative Concepts
10/28/2009 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Northeast Valley City Hall Auditorium
7747 Foothill Blvd, Tujunga
You’re invited to provide your ideas and comments on the alternative concepts
Description: Come and meet the planning team and learn about the preliminary study findings and alternative concepts. We look forward to meeting you and hearing your ideas and comments!
Tuesday, September 29 2009
To inform residents in fire-damaged areas on the County’s efforts to reduce the impact of mudslides and erosion damage, Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich has created a multi-agency program (C.A.R.E.) and a toll free number (800-214-4020) to protect life and property in the upcoming rainy months.
The CARE (Coordinated Agency Recovery Effort) program will include regular updates and bulletins, technical assistance for residents on constructing mudslide diversions, a “one-stop” website with fire recovery and storm preparation information, public service announcements, and a speaker’s bureau for community meetings.
The first meeting of CARE was on Friday, when more than 120 city and town council members and city managers from at-risk communities joined officials from the county and federal government including county Public Works , the US Forest Service, the National Incident Management Organization (NIMO), the US Geological Survey, Caltrans and the Natural Resources Conservation Service. Preliminary fire damage assessments were presented by the federal burn area emergency recovery (BAER) team. Continue reading →
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.