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File #: 21-0586    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 6/3/2021 In control: City Council
On agenda: 6/16/2021 Final action: 6/16/2021
Title: Resolution adopting the City of Corona Department of Water and Power 2021 Wildfire Mitigation Plan.
Attachments: 1. Staff Report, 2. Exhibit 1 - Resolution No. 2021-051, 3. Exhibit 2 – Wildfire Mitigation Plan 2021 Informational Response
REQUEST FOR CITY COUNCIL ACTION



DATE: 06/16/2021

TO: Honorable Mayor and City Council Members

FROM: Department of Water and Power

SUBJECT:
Title
Resolution adopting the City of Corona Department of Water and Power 2021 Wildfire Mitigation Plan.

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EXECUTIVE SUMMARY:
For compliance under Senate Bill 901, Senate Bill 1054 requires that all publicly-owned utilities must update their wildfire mitigation plans annually to address any conditional changes to the electrical system that might alter the previous plan and to submit the new plan to the Wildfire Safety Advisory Board by July 1st of each year.

RECOMMENDED ACTION:
Recommended action
That the City Council adopt Resolution No. 2021-051, adopting the City of Corona Department of Water and Power Electric Utility 2021 Wildfire Mitigation Plan and Informational Response.

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BACKGROUND & HISTORY:
In 2008, the California Public Utilities Commission initiated a proceeding to address fires related to utility infrastructure, following a series of wildfires in 2007 and 2008. This proceeding aimed to establish new industry standards that would reduce the risk of electric line-ignited wildfires, with a focus on areas of the state where wildfire risks are elevated. In 2012, the California Public Utilities Commission adopted three interim fire maps that designated areas of the State where stricter inspection and vegetation clearance requirements would apply to overhead utility poles and equipment. These interim maps were based on generalized wildfire threats rather than areas at a unique risk of electric line-ignited fires. The California Public Utilities Commission acknowledged the need for a better map. In the same 2012 decision, the California Public Utilities Commission directed parties to develop a more precise statewide fire map that identified areas of the State at an elevated risk of electric line-ignited wildfires.

In 2016, Governor Brown signed Senate Bill 1028, which required publicly-...

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