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OKAY.

SHE SAID THUMBS UP.

RIGHT.

ALL RIGHT.

VERY GOOD.

WELL, THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

THANK YOU FOR JOINING US FOR THE REGULARLY SCHEDULED

[ 7:00 P.M. - CONVENE MEETING / ROLL CALL]

CITY OF CHANNEL HILLS COUNCIL MEETING FOR TUESDAY, JANUARY 26TH, 2021.

MADAM CLERK, WOULD YOU MIND TAKING A ROLE FOR US PLEASE? MAYOR JOE SECOND VICE MAYOR, COUNCIL MEMBER MORAN HERE.

COUNCIL MEMBER BENNETT HERE, AND COUNCIL MEMBER ROGERS HERE.

ALL MEMBERS ARE PRESENT.

WONDERFUL.

ALL RIGHT.

WOULD YOU MIND JOINING

[ PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE TO THE FLAG]

ME FOR THE PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE TO BE FOLLOWED BY OUR INVOCATION FROM CHAPLAIN KEITH ROBEY FROM THE CHINO VALLEY INDEPENDENT FIRE DISTRICT.

SO IF YOU WOULDN'T MIND, PLEASE JOIN ME.

ALL RIGHT.

I PLEDGE ALLEGIANCE TO THE FLAG OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AND TO THE REPUBLIC FOR WHICH IT STANDS ONE NATION UNDER GOD, INDIVISIBLE WITH LIBERTY AND JUSTICE FOR ALL AND A CHAPLET ROBY, PLEASE.

[ INVOCATION: Chaplain Keith Roby, Chino Valley Independent Fire District]

THANK YOU, MAYOR.

PLEASE BUY YOUR HEADS WITH ME, FATHER.

WE THANK YOU FOR THIS BEAUTIFUL DAY AND YOUR LOVE AND YOUR GRACE.

YOUR WORD SAYS THAT WITH CONFIDENCE, WE CAN DRAW NEAR TO THE THRONE OF GRACE THAT WE MAY RECEIVE MERCY AND FIND GRACE TO HELP IN TIME OF NEED.

WITH THAT PROMISE, WE HOLD AND TENDER PRAYER.

THOSE THAT ARE SUFFERING AT THIS TIME FROM ILLNESS, LOSS AND FEAR OF THE UNKNOWN.

REMIND US THAT AS YOUR CHILDREN, YOU HAVE NOT GIVEN US A SPIRIT OF FEAR THAT YOU CAN HEAR ALL THE PRAYERS.

YOU CAN SEE ALL THE NEEDS THAT YOU ARE A PROVIDER THAT REMINDS US, THAT WE CAN TRUST YOU WITH WHATEVER MAY COME.

I PRAY FOR ALL OUR ELECTED OFFICIALS AND TRUSTED WITH THE CALLING OF PUBLIC SERVICE.

KEEP THEM PURE IN HEART WISDOM TO USE THE RESOURCES YOU HAVE PROVIDED WISELY AND TO MAKE DECISIONS THAT WILL BRING GLORY TO YOUR NAME.

I PRAY FOR YOUR CONTINUED PROTECTION AND BLESSING FOR CITY COUNCIL, FOR COMMUNITY AND FOR FAMILIES AND CONFIDENT IN YOUR STRENGTH, MERCY, AND LOVE FOR US IN CHRIST.

AMEN.

AND THEN THANK YOU, KEITH.

APPRECIATE IT AS ALWAYS.

THANK YOU.

ALL

[1. PROCLAMATION - Proclaiming February as Black History Month]

RIGHT.

SO OUR FIRST PROCLAMATION TONIGHT WILL BE FOR CLAIMING FEBRUARY IS BLACK HISTORY MONTH.

UM, WE, UH, EACH YEAR BLACK HISTORY MONTH WAS OBSERVED IN FEBRUARY BLACK HISTORY MONTH, UH, CAN BE TRACED TO 1926.

WHEN DR.

CARTER WOODSON, THE FATHER OF BLACK HISTORY MONTH BEGAN THE ANNUAL OBSERVANCE TO HELP RECTIFY THE OMISSION OF AFRICAN-AMERICANS FROM HISTORY BOOKS IN 1976, THAT WEEK ONE COMMEMORATION WAS EXPANDED INTO ONE MONTH THAT IS NOW CELEBRATED AS BLACK HISTORY MONTH.

BLACK HISTORY MONTH CELEBRATES THE ACHIEVEMENTS OF AFRICAN-AMERICANS AND THE ARTS, CIVIL RIGHTS, EDUCATION, ENTERTAINMENT, GOVERNMENT, HISTORY, MUSIC, POLITICS, SPORTS, AND MANY OTHER ENDEAVORS.

DURING THE MONTH OF FEBRUARY, WE ENCOURAGE OUR RESIDENTS TO TAKE THE OPPORTUNITY TO BECOME MORE KNOWLEDGEABLE OF BLACK, ABOUT BLACK HERITAGE, AND TO HONOR THE MANY BLACK LEADERS THAT HAVE CONTRIBUTED TO THE PROGRESS OF OUR NATION.

AND I'M VERY PROUD TONIGHT THAT WE WILL HAVE, UH, BRIANNA HENDERSON, THE SECRETARY OF THE IOLA HIGH SCHOOL BLACK STUDENT UNION, EXCEPT THE IN OUR PROCLAMATION IS, UH, FROM THE CITY.

UH, BRIANNA, PLEASE TELL OUR RESIDENTS HOW THEY CAN RECOGNIZE AND CELEBRATE BLACK HISTORY MONTH.

GOOD EVENING.

MY NAME IS BRIANNA HENDERSON.

I'M A JUNIOR MEMBER OF THE BLACK STUDENT UNION AT REUBEN SIL A HIGH SCHOOL.

IT IS AN HONOR TO ACCEPT THIS PROCLAMATION ON BEHALF OF THE BSU, THE BSU GETS POSITIVE AND CONSTRUCTIVE REPRESENTATION OF THE AFRICAN-AMERICAN COMMUNITY ON,

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AND WE PROMOTE LEADERSHIP, COMMUNITY OUTREACH AND STUDENT EMPOWERMENT.

AS A CLUB, WE WANT TO BRING AWARENESS ABOUT BEING AN AFRICAN-AMERICAN IN TODAY'S SOCIETY AND AIM TO TEACH OTHERS ABOUT DIVERSITY THROUGH ACTIVITIES AND CLUB MEETINGS.

I BELIEVE THAT BLACK HISTORY MONTH IS IMPORTANT FOR STUDENTS MY AGE TO CELEBRATE IT IS ALSO IMPORTANT THAT WE ALL PAY OUR RESPECTS TO PEOPLE FROM THE PAST WHO PAVED THE WAY FOR US TO HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO PURSUE ALL OF OUR DREAMS, OUR EDUCATION, OUR FUTURE CAREER OPPORTUNITIES, AND OUR PERSONAL GOALS HAVE BEEN SHAPED BY AFRICAN-AMERICANS WHO FOUGHT AND GAVE THEIR LIVES SO THAT ALL AMERICANS COULD HAVE THESE BLESSINGS.

I WOULD LIKE TO THANK MAYOR JOS, MR. MONTGOMERY, MS. SIERRA BOY, AND THE SMELTS FOR THIS WONDERFUL OPPORTUNITY.

THANK YOU ON A WONDERFUL JOB.

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR ACCEPTING THIS ON BEHALF OF OUR CITY, BLACKS, UH, BLACK HISTORY MOM, CERTAINLY AS AMERICAN HISTORY.

SO WE APPRECIATE YOU, UH, YOU, UH, ACCEPTING THIS AND WE APPRECIATE YOUR, UH, YOUR WILLINGNESS TO STEP UP.

SO THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

THANK YOU.

ALL RIGHT.

AND THEN

[2. RECOGNITION - Winners of the 2020 Fourth Annual Photo Contest: Grand Prize May Chew 1st Place, Hometown Pride Category John Clodfelter 2nd Place, Hometown Pride Category Maria Mendoza 3rd Place, Hometown Pride Category Anand Patel 1st Place, Pets Category Daniel Lopez 2nd Place, Pets Category Robert Player 3rd Place, Pets Category Kevin Stenson 1st Place, Outdoors Category John Clodfelter 2nd Place, Outdoors Category Wayne Mass 3rd Place, Outdoors Category Alejandra Marron]

ITEM NUMBER TWO RECOGNITION OF OUR CITIES, UH, PHOTO CONTEST WINNERS, UM, ANNUALLY, WE HAVE A PHOTO CONTEST, UH, THAT HAS BEEN A CROWD, A CROWD FAVORITE AMONG OUR RESIDENTS, AND IT CONTINUES TO GAIN IN, UH, PARTICIPATION AMONG ALL OF OUR RESIDENTS.

IT'S A GREAT WAY FOR THEM TO SHOW OFF THEIR SKILLS AND REALLY SHOW THE TALENT THAT CHINO HILLS HAS.

AND TO TELL US MORE ABOUT THE CONTEST AND INTRODUCE OUR WINNERS, I'M GOING TO CALL ON A COMMUNITY SERVICES SUPERVISOR, MELISSA ARMITT.

THANK YOU, MAYOR JONES AND GOOD EVENING.

IN 2007, WE HELD OUR FIRST ANNUAL PHOTO CONTEST AND RECEIVED ONLY A 51 ENTRIES.

THIS YEAR, WE HAVE GROWN TO 185 ENTRIES.

WE'D LIKE TO THANK EVERYONE WHO SUBMITTED PHOTOS FOR THE CONTEST.

THERE WERE A LOT OF GREAT PHOTOS IN THE COMPETITION WITH TUFTS.

I FIRST LIKED TO THINK THAT JUDGES WHO HAVE THE CHALLENGING TASK OF SELECTING OUR WINNERS COUNCIL MEMBER, PETER ROGERS, VALERIE MCCLUNG, COMMUNITY RELATIONS MANAGER, DENISE CATTERTON, PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER AND CITY STAFF MEMBER, DANIEL GUZMAN AND BRANDON FUNDER SHARE.

NOW LET'S ANNOUNCE THE WINNERS OF OUR THREE CATEGORIES.

ALL OF OUR WINNERS THIS EVENING WILL RECEIVE A VARIETY OF GIFT CARDS TO LOCAL BUSINESSES AND RESTAURANTS THROUGHOUT OUR COMMUNITY AND OUR FIRST CATEGORY AND HOMETOWN PRIDE.

OUR THIRD PLACE WINNER A NUN PATEL FOR SUBMITTING FUN PLACES FOR EVERYONE AT THE CHINO HILLS COMMUNITY CENTER.

WHAT A GREAT PHOTO NEXT STEP.

SECOND PLACE WINNER MARIA MENDOZA FOR SUBMITTING DEPUTY CUESTA AND BENSON FELLOWS DEDICATED TO OUR COMMUNITY TAKEN AT THE SHOPS AT CHINO HILLS AND OUR FIRST PLACE WINNER FOR HOMETOWN PRIDE.

JOHN CLODFELTER FOR SUMMITING MORNING WALK WITH ELLIS SABA IN SUMMIT RANCH.

NEXT STEP IS OUR PETS CATEGORY.

OUR THIRD PLACE WINNER KEVIN STENSON FOR SUBMITTING WELCOME TO MY STREET.

NOW IT GIVES ME A TREE PICTURE WAS TAKEN AT THEIR FRONT GATE.

NEXT UP IS OUR SECOND PLACE WINNER ROBERT PLAYER FOR SUBMITTING MURPHY THAT MAGNIFICENT TAKEN DURING HIS SWIM LESSON AT SILVER ROSE RANCH.

AND OUR FIRST PLACE WINNER FOR PETS GOES TO DANIEL LOPEZ FOR SUBMITTING SMILING PIXIE TAKEN IN THEIR BACKYARD.

AND OUR LAST CATEGORY IS OUTDOORS.

AND OUR THIRD PLACE WINNER GOES TO AL HUNDRE MARREN FOR SUBMITTING EXERCISE HILL IN THE CENTER OF BUTTERFIELD BRANCH.

NEXT STEP, SECOND PLACE WINNER WAYNE MAP FOR SUBMITTING HERO AT WORK FIREFIGHTERS BATTLING THE BLUE RIDGE FIRE.

AND OUR FIRST PLACE WINNER FOR OUTDOORS GOES TO JOHN CLUB FELDER FOR SUBMITTING MAJESTIC MORNING AND SUMMIT RANCH.

AND FINALLY, WE HAVE A GRAND PRIZE WINNER THIS YEAR FOR OUR FOURTH ANNUAL PHOTO CONTEST, WHICH GOES TO MAY TWO FOR SUBMITTING ELECTRIC FLIGHT AT VILLA BORBA PARK.

WHAT A GREAT PHOTO.

I THINK WE'VE ALL HAD THAT EXPERIENCE.

ONCE AGAIN, WE LIKE TO THINK ALL WHO PARTICIPATED IN THIS YEAR IS PHOTO CONTEST.

ALTHOUGH WE TYPICALLY DISPLAY THE WINNERS AT OUR COMMUNITY CENTER, OUR VIRTUAL DISPLAY WILL BE AVAILABLE ON OUR WEBSITE@CHINOHILLS.ORG SLASH PHOTO CONTEST, STARTING FEBRUARY 1ST.

CONGRATULATIONS AGAIN TO ALL OF OUR WINNERS.

WONDERFUL.

THANK YOU, MELISSA.

AND CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL OF OUR WINNERS, BUT, UH, WHAT A DIVERSE AND GREAT, UH, GREAT CROSS-SECTION OF OUR CITY.

IT'S WONDERFUL TO SEE, TO

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SEE THE TALENT THAT OUR RESIDENTS HAVE.

ALL RIGHT OFF TO ITEM

[3. PRESENTATION - Blue Ridge Fire]

NUMBER THREE, OUR PRESENTATION REGARDING, UH, THE BLUE RIDGE FIRE TO PRESENTED BY DEPUTY CHIEF COOK THE TUNA VALLEY, INDEPENDENT FIRE DISTRICT.

SO A CHIEF COOK OFF AND AWAY.

GOOD EVENING, MAYOR AND CITY COUNCIL MEMBERS.

JUST TRYING TO MAKE SURE THAT A I'M COMING THROUGH CLEAR ENOUGH FOR YOU.

NO, I'M SORRY.

SPEAK UP.

NO, I'M JUST MESSING WITH YOU.

GO FOR IT THOUGH.

OKAY.

VERY GOOD.

HEY, WITH THAT SAID, UM, BEFORE WE JUMP IN ON BEHALF OF THE FIRE DISTRICT AND FIRE CHIEF SHACKLEFORD, I WANT TO TAKE A MOMENT AND THANK OUR COMMUNITY MEMBERS, OUR COOPERATORS, AND OF COURSE, THE CITY OF CHINO HILLS FOR THE OVERWHELMING SUPPORT AND RESPONSE TO THE BLUE RIDGE FIRE WITH THAT SAID, WE'LL JUMP RIGHT INTO THE PRESENTATION.

NEXT SLIDE.

THE BLUE RIDGE FIRE, UH, KICKED OFF ON OCTOBER 26TH, 2020.

AND THE HIGHLIGHTS THAT WE WANT TO GO OVER, UM, ARE THE FIRE ACTIVITY THAT WAS GOING ON IN THE REGION, THE UNIFIED COMMAND PERSPECTIVE, THE RESOURCES EVACUATIONS AND THE FINANCIAL IMPACT.

NEXT SLIDE, THE FIRE WEATHER THAT, UH, PARTICULAR MORNING WE WERE UNDER A RED FLAG WARNING.

IF YOU CAN REMEMBER THAT WE WERE EXPERIENCING SANTA ANA WINDS, WE HAD A LOW RH AND CRITICALLY LOW FUEL MOISTURES AT SIX 45, THAT SAME MORNING, ABOUT 16 MILES FROM THE START OF THE BLUE RIDGE FIRE IN THE COUNTY OF ORANGE AT THE CROSS SECTION OF SILVERADO CANYON AT SANTIAGO CANYON, THE SILVERADO FIRE HAD STARTED, WHICH CREATED A SIGNIFICANT RESOURCE DRAWDOWN OF FIREFIGHTING CAPABILITIES.

AND THEY WERE UNDER A MAJOR EVACUATIONS OR ANY LARGEST IN THE COUNTY'S HISTORY OF OVER 90,000 RESIDENTS TAKING PLACE WHILE THE BLUE RIDGE FIRE STARTED.

NEXT WEEK, WE RETIRED STARTED AT 1:00 PM, AS I MENTIONED BEFORE ON THE 26TH.

AND IT WASN'T IN THE, UH, OUR DISTRICT'S JURISDICTION.

AND THE POINT OF ORIGIN WAS JUST BEHIND THE GREEN RIVER GOLF COURSE.

NEXT SLIDE.

FORTUNATELY FOR US CORONA FIRE WAS THE FIRST UNIT ON SCENE DUE TO THE PROXIMITY AND LOCATION OF IT BEING DOWN IN THE CORNER OF THE 91 AND THE 71 UPON THE FIRST UNITS ARRIVAL, UH, DUE TO THE WIND DRIVEN NATURE OF THE FIRE.

IT WAS ALREADY BURNING AT 200 ACRES AT A DANGEROUS RATE OF SPREAD, AND IT WAS BURNING IN TWO DIRECTIONS DUE TO THE WINDS, BOTH IN THE NORTHWESTERLY AND NORTH LEAD DIRECTIONS STRUCTURES WERE IMMEDIATELY BEING THREATENED IN THE CITY OF YOGANANDA.

AND THE FIRE WAS BOTH IN ORANGE COUNTY AND SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY WHEN THE FIRST UNIT ARRIVED ON SCENE, RIGHT.

WE INITIALLY WENT INTO A UNIFIED, UH, COMMAND, UH, RIGHT AWAY, RIGHT OUT OF THE GATE, WHICH INCLUDED THE CHINO VALLEY FIRE DISTRICT, THAT ORANGE COUNTY FIRE AUTHORITY OF THE SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY SHERIFF'S AND THE ORANGE COUNTY SHERIFF'S NEXT SLIDE.

I WAS SENSING PRIORITIES AND OBJECTIVES BY THE UNIFIED COMMANDERS, AND IT WAS ALWAYS THE NUMBER ONE PRIORITY WAS TO PROTECT AS MANY LIVES AS POSSIBLE, CLOSELY FOLLOWED BY DEFENDANT AS MANY STRUCTURES, PROTECT CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE.

UM, AND AGAIN, THIS WAS AN EXTREMELY DANGEROUS FIRE AND HAD THE POTENTIAL FOR WIDESPREAD DESTRUCTION, SIMILAR TO OTHER FIRES THAT WE SAW UP AND DOWN THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA, UM, AND COULD HAVE, UH, BEEN CATASTROPHIC FOR THIS AREA.

SO I AND AGGRESSIVE AERIAL ASSAULT FROM THE AIR.

UM, WE PUT IN A SIGNIFICANT ORDER FOR AIRCRAFT, UNFORTUNATELY, DUE TO THE HIGH WINDS.

UM, THERE WAS A PERIOD OF TIME, THE FIRST OPERATIONAL PERIOD OF 12 HOURS, UH, THE FIRST 12 HOUR PERIOD THAT OUR SUPPRESSION EFFORTS WERE HAMPERED BY THE WINDS.

AND WE HAD TO GROUND SOME OF THE AIRCRAFT.

NEXT SLIDE, OUR PARTNER AGENCIES, UH, INITIALLY WERE, UH, OBVIOUSLY THE DISTRICT, THE CHRONIC FIRE DEPARTMENT, CAL FIRE WITHIN INCREDIBLE RESPONSE, ORANGE COUNTY FIRE AUTHORITY.

AND AS I MENTIONED BEFORE, UH, CHINO HILLS BELIEFS AND, UH, CHAIRMAN OF THE COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT, NEXT SLIDE, UH, WE THREW EVERYTHING WE HAD AT IT.

UM, ESSENTIALLY EVERY ON DUTY PERSONNEL, UH, WERE ACTIVATED AND SENT THEM TO THE FIRE.

AND, UH, WE BACKED THROUGH ALL THE, THE, UH, DISTRICT IMMEDIATELY WITH OFF DUTY PERSONNEL.

NEXT SLIDE SET UP IN TWO DIFFERENT DISTRICTS, UH, DISTINCT DIVISIONS BACK, UH, IN THE, UH, THE CHINO HILLS AREA AND PROVIDED A STRUCTURE DEFENSE GROUP TO PROTECT THE STRUCTURE.

NEXT SLIDE, TOTAL, WE HAD 140 FIRE ENGINES FROM THROUGHOUT THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA, RESPOND TO THE BLUE RIDGE FIRE.

WE HAD OVER 16 AIRCRAFT, WHICH INCLUDED LARGER TANKERS AND HELICOPTERS OR BULLDOZERS TWO HAND CREWS AND THE TASK FORCES FROM THE CHINO VALLEY FIRE DISTRICT.

UM, AND WE, UH, HIT IT, LIKE I SAID, WITH EVERYTHING, HAD BOTH THE SUPPORT STAFF AND CHIEF OFFICER'S STAFF.

NEXT SLIDE PARTICIPATING IN AGENCIES.

I WON'T GO THROUGH THEM ALL, BUT A INCREDIBLE AMOUNT

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OF SUPPORT FROM ALL OF OUR LOCAL AREA PARTNERS AND COOPERATORS, AND, UH, THAT LED TO A SUCCESSFUL OUTCOME FOR US.

NEXT SLIDE IN TOTAL, THE BLUE RIDGE FIRE CONSUMED APPROXIMATELY 14,000 ACRES.

SADLY ONE STRUCTURE WAS DESTROYED IN THE CITY OF YORBA LINDA AND ORANGE COUNTY WITH AN ADDITIONAL NINE STRUCTURES DAMAGE IN THAT SAME PROXIMITY AND THE CAUSE IS CURRENTLY UNDER INVESTIGATION.

NEXT SLIDE.

NEXT SLIDE PLEASE.

UM, THE COST PORTION OF THE MOUTH, AND ALL WE WANT TO DRAW YOUR ATTENTION TO HERE IS THAT, UM, APPROXIMATELY 75% OF THE FIRE ON THE BLUE RIDGE FIRE WAS BURNING IN THE CHINO HILLS PROPERTY AREA.

NEXT SLIDE, AND THE TOTAL COST TO FIGHT THE FIRE JUST WITH FIREFIGHTING RESOURCES CAME OUT FOR THE TUNE OF ABOUT $13 MILLION.

NEXT SLIDE.

UM, I'LL KIND OF BREEZE THROUGH THIS.

I KNOW THE, UH, UH, CHINO WHOLE SPRUCE.

DEPARTMENT'S GOING TO BE TALKING ABOUT, ABOUT EVACUATIONS HERE IN A MINUTE, BUT JUST SOME, UH, TERMINOLOGY THAT WE WANT TO GO OVER AND MAKE SURE THAT EVERYONE'S AWARE OF AN ADVISORY IS A SHELTER IN PLACE.

UM, AND THAT'S WHERE RESIDENTS WERE REMAINING INSIDE AND CLOSED THE DOORS AND WINDOWS AND EVACUATION WARNING, WHICH IS VOLUNTARY.

THERE'S THE POTENTIAL OR IMMINENT THREAT TO A LIFE THAT SHOULD BE, UH, OR EXCUSE ME, A POTENTIAL THREAT TO LIFE WE'RE UNDER A PROPERTY AND THEN AN EVACUATION ORDER, WHICH IS MANDATORY.

THAT'S AN IMMINENT THREAT TO LIFE.

AND THAT'S WHAT HAPPENED IN THAT, DURING THAT FIRE.

NEXT SLIDE.

UM, AGAIN, UH, WE'LL LET THE SHERIFF'S FARM AND TALK ABOUT THE EVACUATIONS, BUT JUST SOME THINGS THAT WE WANT TO HIGHLIGHT TO OUR FIRE PREVENTION STAFF ASSISTED IN OPENING THE GATES WITH PINE VALLEY ESTATES AND VALLEY SPRINGS.

UH, NEXT SLIDE, AS WELL AS, UM, MAKING SURE THAT THERE WAS A COORDINATED EFFORT, UH, IN THE, UH, CARBON CANYON AREA AND MAKING SURE ALL THOSE GATES WERE OPEN AND ASSISTING WITH, UH, RED CLOSURES WITH PUBLIC WORKS AND THE LAW ENFORCEMENT COMMUNITY.

NEXT SLIDE IN TOTAL, UM, APPROXIMATELY 6,000 HOMES WERE EVACUATED, UM, IN THE CHINO HILLS AREA, WHICH ENCOMPASSED ABOUT 15,000 RESIDENTS.

YOUR BELINDA HAD ABOUT 400,000 HOMES THAT WERE EVACUATED WITH APPROXIMATELY 10,000 RESIDENTS.

AND THEN KEEP IN MIND THE SILVERADO FIRE, WHICH WE ENDED UP MERGING TOGETHER AS FAR AS FROM A UNIFIED COMMAND PERSPECTIVE, HAD 90,000 RESIDENTS.

SO THIS WAS ONE OF THE LARGEST SCALE EVACUATIONS AND THAT'S EVER BEEN DONE IN THIS REGION.

NEXT SLIDE.

UM, AT THAT POINT, UH, WE CAN OPEN IT UP FOR QUESTIONS NOW, OR WE CAN CONTINUE WITH THE PRESENTATION, BUT AGAIN, WE JUST WANT TO THANK, UH, THE CITY OF CHINO HILLS AND ALL OF OUR COOPERATIVES FOR AN INCREDIBLE OUTCOME TO THIS FIRE.

THANK YOU SO MUCH, CHIEF COOK.

WHY DON'T WE, UH, LISTEN TO THE PD PORTION AND THEN MAYBE WE CAN TAKE QUESTIONS AT THE END.

GREAT.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU, SIR.

OKAY.

ALL RIGHT.

I BELIEVE OUR, UH, CHINO HILLS POLICE.

DEPARTMENT'S GOING TO BE CHIME IN BRIAN.

LOGAN.

CAN YOU HEAR ME, SIR? YES, SIR.

ALL RIGHT.

HI EVERYBODY.

THANK YOU.

MAJOR JONES AND CITY COUNCIL MEMBERS IN THE FOLLOWING SLIDES, I'LL BE ABLE TO PROVIDE, UH, STAFFING LEVELS AND INFORMATION REGARDING THE EVAC TIMELINE, ADDITIONAL RESOURCES AND PRIORITIES WE HAVE.

AND IN THE END, SOME OF OUR LESSONS THAT WE LEARNED THAT'S THE CHIEF MENTIONED THAT BLUE RIDGE FIRE STRETCHED THREE 3G THREE DAYS FROM THE OCC TO CHINO HILLS IMMEDIATELY.

WHEN WE GOT WORD, OUR GOAL WAS TO PROTECT AND MAINTAIN OUR CITY OR COMMUNITY IN OUR NEIGHBORHOODS.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE, AT THE HEIGHT OF THE FIRE NUMBER OF PERSONNEL, WE'RE IN WE'RE IN SOME HIGH, YOU CAN SEE, UH, ONCE IT WENT INTO THE LARGE NUMBERS, WE HAD AS MANY AS 15 MEMBERS FROM ALL OVER THE COUNTY, COMING OUT TO OUR CITY TO HELP.

AND NORMALLY WITH THE CITY WE'RE AT POSSIBLY SIX TO EIGHT BODIES, UH, WITH THE CALL FOR HELP, WE HAD PEOPLE AS FAR AS, UH, MORONGO VALLEY COMING OUT TO HELP US THE EVACUATIONS, AS THE CHIEF MENTIONED, WE'RE RIGHT AROUND 15,031 FULL, WE HAD APPROXIMATELY 5,958 HOMES THAT WERE EVACUATED AND HAD A TOTAL NUMBER OF 1,251 MAN HOURS.

UH, ONCE WE STARTED TO SET UP

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THE ICS LOCATION AND THE UNIFIED COMMAND, WE HAD SERGEANTS AT THE FIRE STATION 62 AND IN YOUR BELINDA TO, TO PASS THE WORD ON WITH WHAT WAS GOING ON.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

WHAT YOU SEE ON YOUR SCREEN IS AN EVACUATION TIMELINE.

I WON'T GO THROUGH A LITTLE BIT, BUT I WANT YOU TO, TO NOTICE THE NUMBER OF MINUTES BETWEEN CALLS, THERE WAS A LOT OF, UH, CALL HISTORY GENERATED DURING THREE DAYS.

IF YOU LOOKED AT THE TOTAL CALL HISTORY, WE HAD 98 PAGES OF CONSTANT INFORMATION GOING THROUGH.

THAT WAS THE TOTAL FOR THE CALL.

UH, OUR EVACUATION STARTED AS VOLUNTARY AS EARLY AS ONE 51 IN THE AFTERNOON.

AND IN APPROXIMATELY 14 MINUTES, IT CHANGED TO MANDATORY EVACS AROUND AVOCADO RANCH WITH ALL THIS INFORMATION GOING THROUGH, WE'RE BUSY TRYING TO PASS THE INFORMATION TO DEPUTIES THAT HAVE NEVER BEEN TO THE PATROL SIDE OF CHINO HILLS AND GETTING MEETING LOCATIONS WHERE THEY COULD MEET AND TO GET THEIR ASSIGNMENTS.

SO BETWEEN ONE 51 AND FOUR 19, YOU CAN SEE THAT A REVERSE NINE 11 ONE FOR EVACUATIONS WARNING OCCURRED.

AND THE SLEEPY HOLLOW AREA HAD, WE WERE ABLE TO GET 70% OF THE RESIDENTS EVACUATED WHERE 30% EITHER REMAINED OR WERE ALREADY OUT OF THERE.

UH, THE RESIDENT, NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

WHEN IT CAME TO ADDITIONAL RESOURCE, THE ALREADY CONTACTED US.

THE, OUR DISPATCH CENTER RECEIVED AN INCREASED NUMBER OF CALLS FROM RESIDENTS REPORTING THE FIRE.

AT THAT POINT, WE STARTED HAVING COMMUNICATIONS WITH THE CITY YARDS AND CALTRANS FORECLOSURES, AND SIGNBOARDS TO GO UP, ASSIST OUR RESIDENTS, OUR PRIORITIES, AS THE CHIEF MENTIONED, WE'RE STARTING THE PRESERVING LIFE TO PRESERVING PROPERTY MORE AND MORE CALLS CONTINUED TO COME IN.

SO, UH, WE WERE, UH, WORRIED ABOUT TAKING CARE OF OUR RESIDENTS, CONCERNS.

OUR SHIFT COVERAGE DEPUTIES ARE ALREADY ON 10 HOUR SHIFTS.

SO MANY HAD TO EITHER STAY OVER THAT FIRST DAY OR COME IN EARLY TO COVER THE NUMBER OF BODIES THAT, UH, WE NEEDED TO GO FOR OUR PERIMETERS AND TO HANDLE THE EVERYDAY CALLS.

YOU'LL SEE PERSONNEL HAD TO CONDUCT A DOUBLE DUTY.

THEY HAD TO COORDINATE WHERE THESE BODIES THAT HAVE NEVER BEEN TO CHINO HILLS BEFORE GET TO THEIR LOCATION, UH, THINGS AS SMALL AS RESTROOM BREAK FOR GUYS THAT HAVE BEEN OUT IN THE LINE AND NEEDED A BREAK MEALS, UH, DELIVERY SHIFT RELIEF.

WE, WE, WE HAD TO MANAGE ALL THAT WITH A LOT OF INFORMATION.

IF YOU CAN SEE THE, UH, TAKE A LOOK AT THE SUMMARY TOTAL AMOUNT OF HOURS THAT WE USED WERE 1,251, APPROXIMATELY 70 PERSONNEL.

OUR TOTAL COST CAME OUT TO AROUND $178,000 SPENT ON THIS, UH, BLUE RIDGE PYRE.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

SOME OF THE LESSONS WE LEARNED KIND OF SHOWED US THE IMPORTANCE OF CONSISTENCY WITH ALL THE AGENCY TECHNOLOGIES.

WE HAD TO WORK WITH AGENCIES OUTSIDE OF THE COUNTY.

AND WHAT NORMALLY HAPPENS IS THE AGENCY HAS DIFFERENT RADIO FREQUENCIES, AND IT'S ALWAYS BEEN AN ISSUE ONCE YOU'RE BORDERING, UH, THESE OTHER CITIES AND OTHER COUNTIES.

WE ALSO FOUND THAT NEIGHBORHOOD MAPS FOR ASSISTING STAFF, NOT ASSIGNED TO CHINO HILLS, BUILDING, BUILDING A, UH, I CALL IT A STACK OF MAPS TO HAND OUT KIND OF LIKE OUR FIRE BAGS.

WE HAVE PREPARED FOR ALL OF OUR DEPUTIES.

WE WOULD HAVE TO INCLUDE SOME OF THOSE, UH, IN ORDER TO HAND OUT TO OUR STAFF THAT WE NEEDED LOGISTICALLY MANPOWER, GETTING PEOPLE OVER HERE, AS SOON AS WE CAN, THAT FIRE MOVED VERY FAST, UH, DURING THE INITIAL START OF IT, UM,

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LOCATING BRIEFLY LOCATION BASED ON WHERE, UH, UNITS ARE SETTING UP TRANSPORTATION.

SOME OF THE DEPUTIES COMING FROM OUTSIDE AGENCIES, ALTHOUGH COVERING THE MORONGO AREA, THEY HAD TO DOUBLE UP IN UNITS, BUT WE NEEDED, WE NEEDED MORE, UH, MORE DEPUTIES WITH SEPARATE UNITS TO COVER DIFFERENT LOCATIONS.

WE ALSO NEED A DIFFERENT DEBT OR SEVERAL DEPUTIES TO COVER CLOSURES.

AND WE LEARNED THAT MANY MORE OF THE EVACUATION ROUTES, UH, WOULD BE VERY IMPORTANT AND BEGAN TO AS WITH MOST THINGS.

THERE'S A COMMUNICATION IS A UTMOST IMPORTANCE AND WE'RE ALWAYS LEARNING AND TRYING TO GET BETTER AT THAT NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

THAT'S PRETTY MUCH WHAT I HAVE.

UM, I'LL STAY UP FOR, FOR QUESTIONS.

ALL RIGHT.

THANK YOU, SERGEANT LOPEZ, WE APPRECIATE THE PRESENTATION FROM YOU AND SHE, UH, MY COLLEAGUES WHO WOULD LIKE TO ASK SOME QUESTIONS, COUNCILMAN MARQUEZ.

HEY, THANK YOU.

UH, MR. MAYOR, RIGHT? YEAH.

FIRST OF ALL, HEY, YOU GUYS DID A TREMENDOUS JOB, VERY PROUD OF, UH, THE FIRE AND POLICE OFFICERS ON THE PERFORMANCE, BUT I DO HAVE SOME QUESTIONS.

SO FIRST QUESTION IS, I KNOW YOU GUYS WERE UNIFIED COMMAND.

WHERE WAS THE LOCATION? THE COMMAND STRUCTURE LOCATION.

THAT WAS, I BELIEVE IT WAS AN ORANGE COUNTY, BUT CAN YOU TELL ME THE LOCATION YESTERDAY? YOU WERE AT THE PARK IN THE CITY OF GOLDEN.

OKAY.

UM, WE GET, UM, INFORMATION THROUGH THE MEDIA AND THEY NEVER REALLY MENTIONED CHINO HILLS.

SO AGAIN, I DON'T KNOW WHAT THE BREAKDOWN WAS.

UH, WE HEAR SOMETHING ABOUT YOUR BELINDA, BRAYA ALL THE ORANGE COUNTY CITIES, BUT WE NEVER REALLY HEARD TOO MUCH ABOUT CHINO HILLS.

SO I KNOW, IS THIS GOING TO HAPPEN AGAIN? YEAH, IT IS.

AND I DON'T KNOW WHAT WE COULD DO IN THE FUTURE TO, UM, UH, HAVE YOU INFORMATION VIA THE NEWS MEDIA, UH, INCLUDE CHINO HILLS.

SO THAT WAS A CONCERN THAT I, THAT I GET HAVE ON THIS FIRE.

THE SECOND THING, OR QUESTION THAT I DO HAVE IS A COST $13 MILLION FOR FIREFIGHTING AND 178,000 FOR, UM, POLICING.

HOW WAS THAT MONEY PAID? AND IS THERE A, CAN WE GET RECOUPED ON ANY OF THOSE FUNDS? YES, SIR.

I CAN, UH, SPEAK ON BEHALF OF THE FIRE COST.

UH, SO THE, UH, THE FARM MANAGEMENT ASSISTANT GRANT THROUGH THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT THROUGH FEMA, UM, THAT WAS, UH, REQUESTED EARLY ON WITHIN THE FIRST 12 HOURS OF THE INCIDENT AND IT WAS ACCEPTED BY THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT.

AND SO THEREFORE, UH, CERTAINLY THE FIRE DISTRICT AND THE CITY OF CHINO HILLS IS ELIGIBLE TO PUT IN FOR THEIR COSTS, UH, REGARDING THE RESPONSE TO THIS PARTICULAR INCIDENT WITH A 75% COVERAGE ON THAT PARTICULAR ISSUE FOR THE FIRE RESPONSE.

AND WHAT ABOUT THE CONTRACT THAT WE HAVE WITH CAL FIRE, UM, THAT WE PAID FOR, FOR ADDITIONAL RESOURCES IN CASE OF A, A MAJOR FIRE DID THAT COME INTO PLAY? ABSOLUTELY.

YEAH, SO IT ACTUALLY, WHEN, WHEN IT WAS ALL SAID AND DONE AND THE DUST SETTLED, THE CAL FIRE PICKED UP A SIGNIFICANT AMOUNT OF THE, UH, AERIAL COSTS FOR THE AIRCRAFT AND THE HELICOPTERS AND BULLDOZERS, ET CETERA.

SO, UM, DEFINITELY A CONTRACT WELL WORTH HAVING AND, UH, PAID DIVIDENDS ON THIS PARTICULAR INCIDENT.

I JUST WANT TO THANK YOU GUYS FOR PRE-PLANNING THIS SCENARIO BY US ACTUALLY HAVING THAT TYPE OF, UH, INSURANCE PER SE.

HEY, MY LAST QUESTION I DO HAVE, AND THEY KNOW THAT WE ON THE SAN BERDINO SIDE OR CHINO HILLSIDE DID A TREMENDOUS JOB AS FAR AS CLOSING DOWN CARBON CANYON.

UH, BUT WE ONLY TAKE CARE OF THE SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY, BUT WE ACTUALLY HAD PEOPLE FROM CHINO HILLS THAT WERE ALLOWED TO GO TO ORANGE COUNTY, BUT THEN WE STOPPED THEM RIGHT THERE AT SAN BERNARDINO.

I DON'T KNOW WHAT WE COULD DO IN THE FUTURE AS FAR AS COMMUNICATING.

CAUSE IT SOUNDS LIKE WE DID COMMUNICATE WITH THE CITY OF BRIA, BUT TO ME THERE SEEMS LIKE THERE MIGHT'VE BEEN SOME BREAKDOWNS.

UH, CAN ANYBODY TALK ABOUT THAT ISSUE OR CONCERN? I COULD GIVE YOU A LITTLE, SIR.

WHEN, WHEN CONTACTING BRAYA I WANT TO SAY THAT THERE WERE, UH, MANY DIFFERENT PEOPLE FROM, UH, OUR DEPARTMENT THAT MAY HAVE MISSED A MESSAGE.

AND, UH, ONCE AGAIN, IF, IF WE'RE ABLE TO GET ON THEIR, THEIR RADIO LINES, SO IT'S OVER THEIR RADIO INSTEAD OF A ONE-ON-ONE INTERACTION WITH SOME OF OUR DEPUTIES THAT MIGHT HELP, UH, COMMUNICATING WITH THEM MORE OFTEN, UH, WOULD ALSO HELP CONSTITUENTS OF CHINO HILLS.

YOU GUYS DID A TREMENDOUS JOB.

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR ALL YOUR HARD WORK.

THOSE ARE MY QUESTIONS, MR. MERRICK, YOU SIR.

THANK YOU.

AND, UM, I I'M REMISS, I,

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UH, MISSED A ROD, A ROD HILL AND DANIEL FROM THE CITY OF CHINO HILLS ON THEIR PORTION OF THIS TO, UH, TOUCH ON WHAT CITY STAFF ACTUALLY DID.

SO, UH, RON DANIEL, WOULD YOU MIND, UH, TRYING IT IN AND THEN WE'LL FOLLOW IT UP WITH NO PROBLEM.

GOOD EVENING, MAYOR AND CITY COUNCIL.

HOW ARE YOU ARE WONDERFUL.

THANK YOU.

MY PORTION, THE PRESENTATION TONIGHT, WE'LL FOCUS ON THE ACTIVITIES RELATED TO THE CITY'S EMERGENCY OPERATIONS CENTER BASED ON DIRECTION FROM THE CITY MANAGER IN RESPONSE TO THE I'M SORRY, NEXT SLIDE, BRANDON.

SORRY, THERE YOU GO.

UH, BASED ON DIRECTION FROM THE CITY MANAGER IN RESPONSE TO THE EMINENT FIRE THREATS TO THE COMMUNITY, THE EOC WAS OPENED AND STAFFED AT 3:00 PM ON MONDAY, OCTOBER 26TH, THE PRIMARY PURPOSE OF THE EOC WAS TO COORDINATE RESPONSE ACTIVITIES, GATHERING, SHARE CRITICAL INFORMATION AND MANAGING RESOURCES FOR THE FIELD.

NEXT SLIDE, THE EOC WAS OPENED AT LEVEL TWO WITH STRATEGIC STAFFING LEVELS IN 12 HOUR OPERATIONAL PERIODS.

UH, THIS LEVEL ALLOWED FOR CONSTANT MONITORING OF THE FIRE THREAT AND PROVIDED THE CITY, UH, WITH THE ABILITY TO RESPOND TIMELY.

THE SITUATIONAL CHANGES THE MANAGEMENT OPERATIONS AND PLANNING SECTIONS OF THE EOC WERE STAFFED THROUGHOUT THE EVENT.

AND WE WERE FORTUNATE TO ALSO HAVE EOC PARTICIPATION BY BOTH THE TWO HILLS POLICE DEPARTMENT AND THE CHINO VALLEY FIRE DISTRICT.

NEXT SLIDE, UCS ACTIVITIES, UM, INCLUDED OPENING UP A PHONE BANK AND HOTLINE TO PROVIDE REAL-TIME INFORMATION TO THE RESIDENTS, THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A COMMUNICATION PORTAL WITH THE COUNTY'S OFFICE MERS SERVICES TO ENSURE RESOURCES WERE AVAILABLE AS NEEDED.

THEY COORDINATED THE OPENING OF A TEMPORARY EVACUATION SHELTER WITH THE COMMUNITY SERVICES DEPARTMENT AT THE COMMUNITY SERVICES CENTER AT THE COMMUNITY CENTER.

THEY COORDINATED VARIOUS ROAD CLOSURES AND DISTRIBUTION OF TRAFFIC CONTROL MEASURES WITH THE PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT.

NEXT SLIDE, A COORDINATED EVACUATION WARNINGS AND ORDERS WITH THE CHINO HILLS POLICE DEPARTMENT DISTRIBUTED NUMEROUS FIRE-RELATED PUBLIC ALERTS AND NOTIFICATIONS AND DEVELOP GIS INTERACTIVE EVACUATION MAPS FOR THE USE OF WITHIN THE EOC.

NEXT SLIDE YOU'LL SEE COORDINATION WITH OUTSIDE AGENCIES INCLUDED AS YOU'VE ALREADY HEARD SNOW HILLS POLICE DEPARTMENT HANDLED LARGE SCALE EVACUATIONS, UH, THROUGH COORDINATION WITH THE EOC, THE RED CROSS, THE SYSTEM, UH, 489 RESIDENTS WITH HOTEL AND MEAL VOUCHERS THROUGH THE TEMPORARY, UH, EVACUATION CENTER AT THE COMMUNITY CENTER AND THE INLAND VALLEY HUMANE SOCIETY ESTABLISHED A TEMPORARY ANIMAL SHELTER AT THE DECOY EQUESTRIAN CENTER WITH THE ASSISTANCE THAT HE NEEDED SERVICES STAFF, ACCORDING TO THE HOUSING FOR 89 ANIMALS AND BIRDS.

EXCELLENT.

AND THIS IS MY FINAL SLIDE BEFORE TURNING OVER TO DANIEL.

UH, THIS SLIDE PROVIDES YOU WITH DETAILS RELATED TO PUBLIC INFORMATION ACTIVITY SPECIFICALLY.

UH, THE TWO OF THOSE POLICE DEPARTMENT USED THEIR OWN TENS SYSTEM TO SHARE EVACUATION MESSAGING TO THE COMMUNITY.

THE CITY'S WEBSITE SAW DAILY VISITS INCREASED BY OVER 60,000 VISITS PER DAY DURING THE FIRE EVENTS AND THE PIO TEAM PUSHED OUT 65 NEWS FLASHES, 68 EMERGENCY ALERTS AND 64 SOCIAL MEDIA POSTS RELATED TO THE FIRE.

AND WITH THAT, THAT CONCLUDES MY PORTION OF PRESENTATION.

AND IF YOU DON'T HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, I WILL TURN IT OVER TO DANIEL.

BUT WITH DR.

PROBABLY WORKS DIRECTOR TO WRAP THINGS UP, GO FOR IT.

DANIEL, GOOD EVENING, MAYOR MEMBERS OF THE CITY COUNCIL AND COMMITTEE MEMBERS, UM, IN AN EMERGENCY TYPICALLY PUBLIC WORKS STAFF IS READY TO WORK CLOSELY WITH POLICE AND FIRE PERSONNEL, UH, TO ASSESS THE RISK AND IMPLEMENTED RESPONSES.

UH, THE PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT HAD PLAYED THE KEY ROLE IN THE CITY'S RESPONSE TEAM, AND THIS TEAM WAS READY TO ASSIST WITH THE BLUE RIDGE FIRE.

I JUST WANT TO SHARE AN INTERESTING FACT WITH ALL OF YOU.

UH, SOME OF YOU MAY NOT KNOW ABOUT PUBLIC WORKS WAS OFFICIALLY ADDED AS A FIRST RESPONDER IN 2005 BY THE US DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY AND BY FEMA.

UM, SO JUST THE FUN FACTOR FOR YOU ALL PREVIOUSLY MENTIONED.

UH, THE BLUE RIDGE FIRE STARTED AT ABOUT ONE WHEN IT TALKS ABOUT UNFORTUNATELY SIX THAT MORNING PUBLIC WORK STAFF WAS, UM, RUNNING AROUND A LITTLE BUSY, UH, WITH, UM, UH, THE COME DOWN TREES DUE TO THE SANTA ANA WINDS THAT WE DISCUSSED EARLIER.

UM, AS SOON AS WE HEARD ABOUT THE BLUE RIDGE FIRE STAFF QUICKLY PIVOTED AND, UH, ASSIGNED ADDITIONAL RESOURCES TO BE ABLE TO ASSIST WITH, UH, WITH THE STATE OF EMERGENCY, UH, THE PUBLIC HEALTH DEPARTMENT IS COMPRISED OF FOUR DIVISIONS AND EACH ONE PLAYED AN IMPORTANT ROLE.

NOW WITH THIS EMERGENCY, THE FOUR DIVISIONS, OUR ADMINISTRATION MADE US AN OPERATION, UTILITY OPERATIONS AND ENGINEERING ADMIN STAFF, UH, DEPLOYED PROPERLY TO THE EOC AND KEPT THE STAFF MEMBER THERE AT ALL TIMES TO ASSIST THEM WITH ALL THE MATTERS RELATED TO THE EMERGENCY.

UH, WE ALSO HAD ADDITIONAL ADMIN STAFF THAT WAS SITUATED AT THE CITY YARD, UM, HELPING OUT WITH THE CALL CENTER AND WE LAY IN CRITICAL INFORMATION OVER TO THE EOC.

WE HAD OUR MAINTENANCE AND OPERATIONS DIVISION.

UH, THEY WERE CALLED UPON TO CLOSE ROADWAYS INSTEAD OF TRAFFIC CONTROL DEVICES THAT KEEP VOCATIONS.

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THIS GROUP WAS ALSO ASKED TO MONITOR STREET CLOSURES AND EVACUATION AREAS.

AND THEN WE ALSO HAD A UTILITY OPERATIONS DIVISION.

THEY MONITORED ALL OF OUR WATER RESERVOIRS, UH, ENSURING THAT WE HAD SUFFICIENT WATER SUPPLY, UM, TO SHARE THAT WATER, UH, FIREFIGHTERS HAD ENOUGH WATER TO FIGHT THE FIRE.

UM, IN ADDITION TO MAKING SURE THAT RESIDENTS HAD ENOUGH WATER IN THE, UH, THE SOUTHERN AREA OF THE CITY.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE, SHORTLY AFTER THE FIRE WAS PUT OUT, UH, WE HAD, UH, THE ENGINEERING TEAM.

UM, WE ASSEMBLED A TEAM OF ENGINEERS AND INSPECTORS TO ASSESS BURN AREA AND TO IDENTIFY POTENTIAL RISK OF MUD AND DEBRIS FLOWS FROM ANY FUTURE RAINSTORMS. NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

THE MAP UP BEFORE YOU HERE SHOWS, UH, ESSENTIALLY THE AREAS, UH, THAT, UH, FROM THE BLUE RIDGE FIRE THAT WERE ADJACENT TO HOMES, WE HAD THIS TEAM OF ENGINEERS AND INSPECTORS HAVE WALKED THIS ENTIRE PERIMETER, UH, JUST A LITTLE BIT OVER THREE MILES.

UH, IT WAS A DAUNTING TASK BECAUSE OF THE, THE HILLY TERRAIN PLUS YOU HAD BURNED AREAS, BUT THEY WERE ABLE TO ACCOMPLISH THAT IN JUST OVER TWO DAYS.

UM, AND WHAT THEY DID WAS THEY PUT TOGETHER, UM, A LIST OF ITEMS FOR OUR TEAM TO GO OUT AND, UH, AND IMPLEMENT IN TERMS OF BMPS FOR FUTURE RAINSTORMS. UH, NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

UH, THIS POST-FIRE IMPLEMENTATION INCLUDED THE INSTALLATION OF HAY BALES AND A SAND BAG SPECIFICALLY AT A CRITICAL AREA AT MR CANYON ROAD, WHICH YOU CAN SEE HERE AT THE, YOU GOT THREE PHOTOS ON HIS SLIDE AT THE BOTTOM SECTION, YOU'VE GOT TO AN AREA OF MR CANYON ROAD.

SO STAFF WAS TOLD HAY BALES AND SANDBAGS AT THAT LOCATION.

IN ADDITION TO THAT, WE HAVE STAFF SQUATTED CLEAN, ALL FINISHED FACILITIES, MAKING SURE THAT THERE WAS ENOUGH CAPACITY TO ACCOMMODATE FOR ALL THE RAIN AND THE, ALL THE LOOSE DEBRIS THAT WOULD BE COMING DOWN, UH, FROM, UH, FROM THIS FIRE.

UM, SINCE THE FIRE WE'VE HAD JUST OVER THREE INCHES OF RAIN, UM, DUE TO, UH, TO SASS BRAG OF APPROACH, WE HAVEN'T HAD ANY, ANY ISSUES RELATED TO, UH, TO MUD OR DEBRIS FLOWS THAT WE HAVE A, AN ADDITIONAL 1.5 INCHES EXPECTED, UH, OF RAIN OVER THE NEXT, UH, COUPLE OF DAYS HERE ON THURSDAY ON FRIDAY, UH, STAFF WAS CURRENTLY OUT THERE, UM, DOING THE SAME THING.

THEY'RE CLEANING OFF ALL DENIS FACILITIES, UH, MAKING SURE THAT WE HAVE ENOUGH CAPACITY AND ENSURING THE SAFETY OF THE PUBLIC.

THAT CONCLUDES MY REMARKS.

UH, THANKS FOR THE TIME AND BE HAPPY TO ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS THAT YOU MAY HAVE.

WONDERFUL.

THANK YOU, RON AND DANIEL, UM, COLLEAGUES, ANY FURTHER QUESTIONS? ANY COMMENTS? ALL RIGHT, WE'LL GO WITH CYNTHIA AND THEN WE'LL FOLLOW IT UP WITH ART ACTUALLY.

UM, MY QUESTION PROBABLY START WITH ROD.

UM, ROD, THE QUESTION I HAVE IS, UM, DID WE DO A STAFF DEBRIEF OF HOW, HOW WELL THINGS WORKED WITH LIKE THE OUTSIDE AGENCIES, FOR INSTANCE, LIKE RED CROSS AND I VHS TO SEE WHAT CAN BE IMPROVED IF THERE WAS ANYTHING THAT NEEDED TO BE IMPROVED, AS FAR AS, UM, HOW OUR STAFF PROCEED, PERCEIVED HOW THOSE AGENCIES WORKED WHEN THEY WERE OVER AT MCCOY AND THINGS LIKE THAT.

AND JUST SPECIFICALLY, WE HAD DEBRIEFS WITH AND DEPARTMENT AND WITH THE SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT WE HAD WITH BOTH OF THOSE AGENCIES.

UM, I THINK STAFF RESET TO IVH.

WE HAVE SOME DIFFICULTY GETTING A DEBRIEF SCHEDULED WITH THEM.

UM, AND I WILL HAVE TO FOLLOW UP ON RED CROSS.

I DON'T RECALL IF WE HAD TO REPEAT BRIEF WITH THEM OR NOT.

YEAH.

IF WE CAN, IF WE CAN DO THE SAME THING WITH INLAND VALLEY HUMANE SOCIETY AND RED CROSS THEY'RE KIND OF TIMELINE, THE SERVICES THEY PROVIDED AND SOMETHING SIMILAR LIKE WE'RE TONIGHT.

I THINK THOSE TWO AGENCIES ARE VERY IMPORTANT.

SO IF YOU CAN KEEP PRESSING FOR US FOR SOMETHING WITH THAT, THAT'D BE SOMETHING I'D LIKE TO SEE IN THE FUTURE.

DEFINITELY NO PROBLEM.

AND THEN WITH, UM, WITH CALTRANS, UM, IT'S SOMETHING SIMILAR BECAUSE I KNOW WE RELIED ON THEM WITH COORDINATION OF SIGNAGE ON THE 71 WHEN WE HAD, UM, CLOSURES ON BUTTERFIELD RANCH ROAD.

AND I KNOW THAT THE EVENT WAS VERY FLUID.

I GET THAT, BUT MAYBE IF THERE'S A WAY WE CAN PLAN FOR A FUTURE, KNOCK ON WOOD, YOU KNOW, THERE'LL BE ANOTHER FIRE.

AND IF THE WAY THAT THAT EVACUATION GOES ON BUTTERFIELD, IT'S REALLY HARD BECAUSE WHEN YOU HAVE, WHEN YOU TELL PEOPLE THAT SOUTH OF PINE IS CLOSED AND EVACUATED, BUT THE PEOPLE THAT ARE EAST OF BUTTERFIELD ARE STILL OPEN THAT LITTLE SMALL POCKET OF, YOU KNOW, HUNTERS HILL AND THE OTHER, THE OTHER TRACKS, THAT'S WHERE YOU GET THE CLOSURES THAT MAKE IT HARDWARE.

IF WE HAD HAD SOMETHING ON THE FREEWAY SOONER FROM CALTRANS, A LOT OF PEOPLE WOULDN'T BE EVEN EXITED JUST, YOU KNOW, THINGS LIKE THAT, THAT YOU GUYS ALREADY KNOW.

BUT BECAUSE WE KNOW THAT THAT THOSE KINDS OF CLOSURES WILL HAPPEN AGAIN WITH A FIRE.

MAYBE WE HAVE SOMETHING IN PLACE AS FAR AS WHEN