As Devastating Fires Plague California, Pasadena Committee to Review City’s Wildfire Mitigation Plan

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first_img STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Pasadena Water and Power Fire Threat Areas North East Pasadena. Courtesy PWPPasadena Water and Power (PWP) will provide an update of their Wildfire Mitigation Plan, a statement of the measures and strategies in place to minimize the impact of a wildfire, when the City Council’s Municipal Services Committee meets Tuesday, Oct. 27.The state requires every water and power utility in the state to submit a Wildfire Mitigation Plan, updated periodically, that establishes various programs, policies, and a range of activities taken to mitigate the threat of power line-ignited fires, which most of the recent fires in the state are believed to be.A story in the industry magazine Electrical Contractor in late 2018, quoting official reports, said while the problem of power line-ignited fires exist in a number of states, the most serious problems have occurred in California, especially over the last three years.This past summer, Altadena and parts of Pasadena were put on evacuation alert during the Bobcat Fire which spread dangerously close to the Mt. Wilson Observatory.In 2009, the Station Fire threatened structures in Pasadena and Altadena and several other neighborhoods.Both blazed negatively impacted local air quality.In late 2017, power lines owned by Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) were blamed for a dozen Northern California wildfires and 18 related deaths. A California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection report showed these fires started when trees and branches came into contact with power lines.In the summer of 2018, the department said at least 17 more major wildfires were triggered by downed power lines. One of these, the Thomas Fire in Southern California, was triggered by Southern California Edison lines. That fire destroyed 1,000 buildings and led to a landslide that killed 22 people.Under the California Public Utilities Code (CPUC), public utilities must prepare a wildfire mitigation plan by Jan. 1, 2021 and update it annually thereafter.PWP presented the Wildfire Mitigation Plan to the Pasadena City Council in November 2019, and was instructed to update it with an overview on completed projects and the different options for proposed projects in the Tier 2 and Tier 3 areas of the plan.The plan has three main objectives: to minimize sources of ignition, to improve the resiliency of the PWP electric grid, and to identify unnecessary and ineffective actions.In Tuesday’s meeting, PWP will describe the projects in detail as needed and answer questions.The 2021 plan will be presented to the Pasadena City Council for approval before Dec. 31, 2020.Members of the community can access the special meeting via http://pasadena.granicus.com/MediaPlayer.php?publish_id=9 and through www.pasadenamedia.org.Public comments may be submitted in advance through this email address: [email protected] before Tuesday, or through www.cityofpasadena.net/commissions/public-comment on the day of the meeting. Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Herbeauty10 Vietnamese Stunners That Will Take Your Breath AwayHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Of The Most Notorious Female Spies In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyShort On Time? 10-Minute Workouts Are Just What You NeedHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Metabolism-Boosting Foods For Weight LossHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyTiger Woods Is ‘Different Man’ 10 Years After ScandalHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyCostume That Makes Actresses Beneath Practically UnrecognizableHerbeautyHerbeauty CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday More Cool Stuff Business News STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week center_img 20 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Community News Subscribe Top of the News Community News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Community News As Devastating Fires Plague California, Pasadena Committee to Review City’s Wildfire Mitigation Plan By ANDY VITALICIO Published on Monday, October 26, 2020 | 4:59 pm Make a commentlast_img

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