Second Woolsey Fire Listening Session

It is important that Topangans participate and show up to register their concerns regarding evacuation,  alerts, communication and repopulation. We were all affected even though the fire did not reach Topanga. It is vital that our concerns as a community be submitted so the County can thoroughly investigate, evaluate and improve existing first responder and utility services.

Contact: Barbara Osborn, Communications Director for Supervisor Kuehl, (213) 974-3333

March 3 at King Gillette Ranch. New Time: 10 am – 1 pm

LA County Supervisor Sheila Kuehl is hosting two public Listening Sessions to capture the experiences of residents affected by the Woolsey Fire. The first Listening Session was held in Malibu on February 23. The second Listening Session will be held this coming Sunday, March 3, at King Gillette Ranch from 10 am to 1 pm.

The public testimony during the Listening Sessions will inform the report being prepared by LA County about emergency notification, evacuation and repopulation procedures during the Woolsey Fire.  LA County Supervisor Sheila Kuehl and a Task Force of nearly three dozen high-ranking state and local government representatives and community leaders will be present during the Sessions to listen to public testimony.

“The Listening Session in Malibu last weekend was informative and deeply moving,” said Supervisor Kuehl, who represents most of the Woolsey Fire burn area.  “These Listening Sessions are providing County and State leaders a chance to hear from residents directly affected by the fire. The Woolsey fire was a terrible tragedy, but we can and will use this experience to learn and improve our response.”

The Woolsey Fire Listening Session will be livestreamed on the LA County YouTube Channel.

The Woolsey Fire, a fast-moving brush fire that was 14 miles wide, with a footprint of 150 square miles, and driven by gusts of up to 70 mph, was the most destructive fire L.A. County has ever seen. It moved from the 101 Freeway to the Pacific Ocean in just five hours. Seventy thousand homes, businesses, and other structures lay in the fire’s path, and a quarter of a million people were evacuated.

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