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Glass Fire Recovery

Posted on: January 14, 2021

Glass Fire Recovery & Rebuilding Community Meeting on Jan. 20

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City staff working on Glass Fire recovery efforts will host a virtual community meeting for residents within the Glass Fire burn scar area in the Santa Rosa City limits on Wednesday, January 20th from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. The meeting is meant for those whose homes were damaged or destroyed in the fire AND for those who live in the impacted area and want to be kept informed on progress during recovery. Updates and guidance will be provided on debris removal, rebuilding, fire-damaged trees, preparing fire-impacted properties for the rainy season, Skyhawk Open Space, and more. Residents will have a chance to ask questions on all topics. Below is the planned agenda and log-in instructions:

Glass Fire Recovery & Rebuilding Community Meeting  

Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021 – 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. 

Zoom Log-in


Staff will take a few questions between each topic area update and will then have additional time for questions at the end

Welcome and meeting overview

  • Mayor Chris Rogers & District 3 Council Member Jack Tibbetts  
  • Adriane Mertens, Chief Communications Officer  

Skyhawk Park & Open Space Area Update 
Damages, repairs, and ongoing closure of open space area  

  • Jeremy Gundy, Deputy Director of Field Services 
  • Sean McNeil, Deputy Director of Environmental Services 

Post-Fire Watershed Protection 
Rainy season property preparations  

  • Sean McNeil, Deputy Director of Environmental Services  

Fire-Damaged Trees on Private Property 
City approval process for removing burned trees  

  • Jesse Oswald, Chief Building Official  

Hazard trees eligible for removal by State  

  • Paul Lowenthal, Assistant Fire Marshal 

Debris Removal Status Update 
Update on debris removal activity in Santa Rosa 

  • Paul Lowenthal & Kemplen Robbins, Santa Rosa Fire Department 
  • Jesse Oswald, Chief Building Official 

Rebuilding or Repairing Your Home / Property 
Permit Center and Building to the Current Code  

  • Jesse Oswald, Chief Building Official

Landscape Design, Web Tools 

  • Gabe Osburn, Deputy Director of Engineering Services 

6:30 pm - Close

Glass Fire Recovery Website 

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