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Date:
September 30, 2020
Time:
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Location:
Zoom: details in calendar description
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*POSTPONED* Virtual Community Input Meeting for all Santa Rosa Community Members

Wednesday, September 30, 2020

***Virtual Community Input Meeting for Santa Rosa Fire Survivors POSTPONED due to current fire emergency*** A meeting to learn more about the PG&E settlement funds, the City’s remaining unfunded wildfire recovery projects, and to ask questions and share input on how Council should prioritize use of the funds.

***Virtual Community Input Meeting for Santa Rosa Fire Survivors POSTPONED due to current fire emergency***

The City of Santa Rosa has recently received $95M from PG&E to settle a claim for its 2017 wildfire damages. The Santa Rosa City Council wants to hear from the Santa Rosa community regarding how to prioritize spending of the settlement funds. In addition to fire recovery projects, the Council also expects to consider a range of other projects aimed at strengthening the resiliency of the community. There are no restrictions on the use of the funds.

Santa Rosa community members are encouraged to attend a planned virtual community meeting to learn more about the settlement funds, the City's remaining unfunded wildfire recovery projects, and to ask questions and share input on how Council should prioritize use of the funds.

Join Zoom Meeting: https://srcity-org.zoom.us/j/91224691499
Meeting ID: 912 2469 1499
Survey: The City is also collecting input through a digital survey, which may be completed here

Input received from the survey and community meeting will then be compiled by City staff and shared as a report to Council Members at two upcoming public meetings.

  1. The City Council’s Long-Term Financial Policy and Audit Subcommittee members will review the community’s input when they meet on October 8th.
  2. The full Council will have a comprehensive discussion and consider all public input received to date at its October 27th City Council Meeting.

The City’s settlement funds resulted from its claim filed in PG&E’s bankruptcy proceedings to recoup damages and costs resulting from the devastating 2017 wildfires. The claim included the City’s damages and other costs that were not covered by insurance or Federal or State disaster-relief aid. The settlement was received by the City in July following the Bankruptcy Court’s final approval of PG&E’s Plan of Reorganization on June 20, 2020 that included settlements of all 2017 and 2018 wildfire claims, including those filed by other public entities, fire victims, and insurance companies. The City’s final settlement amounted to approximately $95 million after attorneys’ fees were collected.

For more information, visit: SRCity.org/2017FiresSettlement