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Councilmember Susan Wengraf

Berkeley City Council District 6


On Tuesday, May 21 2019, Vice Mayor Susan Wengraf and Councilmembers Lori Droste and Sophie Hahn hosted a Wildfire Safety in Berkeley meeting.  Click here to view a video of the entire meeting.

Topics covered included:

  • Safe Passages pilot program (vehicle access and egress)
  • Evacuation routes
  • Vegetation management
  • Notification and warning systems
  • East Bay Regional Parks fire mitigations
  • New technologies
  • State legislation
  • What neighboring jurisdictions are doing

Representatives from the Berkeley Fire Department, the East Bay Regional Parks, the Orinda Fire Department, and UC Berkeley gave presentations about what their jurisdictions are doing to mitigate and prevent wildfires.

You can click on the images below to download a pdf of the slides in each presentation.

2019 Fire Safety Town hall BFD slide   2019 Fire Safety Town Hall EBRPD slide    2019 Fire Safety Town Hall Orinda Fire Dept Slide   2019 Fire Safety Town Hall UCB slide

            Berkeley Fire Department  East Bay Regional Parks   Orinda Fire Department                 UC Berkeley  


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