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Posted by: thepinetree on 05/25/2021 01:31 PM Updated by: thepinetree on 05/25/2021 01:37 PM
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Governor Newsom Highlights New Firefighting Aircraft, $2 Billion in Wildfire and Emergency Preparedness Investments

McClellan Park, CA...At McClellan Air Force Base today, Governor Gavin Newsom highlighted the recent addition of six CAL FIRE HAWK helicopters to CAL FIRE’s fleet and discussed his proposed $2 billion investment in combating wildfires and emergency preparedness – the largest in California history.









“Climate change has created a new wildfire reality in California, and we are proposing the single largest investment in wildfire preparedness in our state’s history – $2 billion for emergency preparedness,” said Governor Newsom. “With new investments in state-of-the-art firefighting technology and equipment and a focus on building resilience through fuel breaks, forest health projects and home hardening to protect our high-risk communities, the state is more prepared than ever to face wildfire season.”

Earlier in the day, the Governor was joined by CAL FIRE Director Thom Porter and CAL OES Director Mark Ghilarducci on an aerial tour of key fuel breaks in the Sierra Foothills made possible by executive action in 2019 to accelerate fuels management in California’s most wildfire-vulnerable communities.

The Governor’s California Comeback Plan proposes $2 billion for disaster preparedness, including urgent action to support wildfire suppression, improve forest health and build resilience in communities to help protect residents and property from catastrophic wildfires. Investments include $48.4 million to phase in 12 new CAL FIRE HAWK helicopters and seven large air tankers; $143.3 million to support 30 additional fire crews; and an additional $708 million to restore landscape and forest health to be more resilient to wildfires.

In partnership with the Legislature, the Governor signed a $536 million early action wildfire package last month to give the state a head start on projects to restore the ecological health of forests and watersheds, fuel breaks and home hardening for at-risk communities, and improvements to defensible space to mitigate wildfire damage. The California Comeback Plan includes expanded investments for sustainable approaches to thinning California’s vulnerable landscapes and funding to advance approximately 500 fuel break projects, building on the success of the expedited 35 emergency fuel reduction projects that played a critical role in containing wildfires last year.

Governor Newsom last month announced that he is expanding and refocusing the Forest Management Task Force to deliver on key commitments in the Wildfire and Forest Resilience Action Plan issued in January. The Wildfire and Forest Resilience Task Force of federal, local and tribal leaders builds on the state’s collaborative effort to improve the health of forests and reduce wildfire risk to communities. More information on the progress to date by the Newsom Administration and the Legislature to address California’s forest health and wildfire crisis can be found here.

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Posted on: 2021-05-25 14:00:15   By: Anonymous
 
Thank god . Sure looks like Governor Newsom is working to help ALL of California .

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    Posted on: 2021-05-25 14:07:12   By: Anonymous
     
    You republicans would only like it if it needed to drop 5000 gallons on you burning house . Because you guys fight against everything . Does not matter if we need it or not ...

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      Posted on: 2021-05-25 22:44:28   By: Anonymous
       
      ^ Simpleton!

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    Posted on: 2021-05-25 18:22:37   By: Anonymous
     

    Everywhere you look, the failures of Governor Newsom are obvious and appalling to everyone. For this reason, the Recall Gavin 2020 campaign is not conservative or liberal, or right or left, or Republican or Democrat. This is a mass uprising.

    Our Recall Gavin campaign is building a grassroots organization with over 80,000 California voters already signed up as volunteers to sign and circulate recall petitions. That number is growing every week. And this is just the beginning.

    Are you tired of being locked up, unable to make a living, at the same time as California’s prisons are being emptied? Do you wonder why Gavin Newsom’s cronies are building “supportive housing” for the homeless at a cost of over a half-million dollars per unit, instead of just getting them help in less expensive facilities? Then join the Recall Gavin 2020 movement.

    Did you struggle to run a business, even before this lockdown, because of overregulation and the highest taxes in America? Did you lose your livelihood when Gavin Newsom signed AB 5, which made it illegal for many companies to negotiate with independent contractors? Then join the Recall Gavin 2020 movement.

    Are you troubled by the growing encroachments on the 1st Amendment; our right to speak our minds, to freely assemble, to congregate whether it’s at church or on the beach? Are you troubled by encroachments on your 2nd Amendment rights, threatening your ability to purchase a firearm to protect yourself, especially now? Then join the Recall Gavin 2020 movement.

    Are you ready to take the offensive against the ongoing destruction of our public schools? Have you had it with new laws that make it impossible to hold students or teachers accountable, making many of our schools unsafe? Do you believe you have the right to control what sort of sex education (or indoctrination) your child receives? Then join the Recall Gavin 2020 movement.

    Do you wonder how California’s cities, counties, and state agencies will ever pay off their pension debt, or balance their budgets, or stop raising taxes, when Gavin Newsom can’t even cut spending to provide benefits to illegal immigrants, benefits that aren’t even offered to working citizens of California? Then join the Recall Gavin 2020 movement.

    We are building an army to recall Gavin Newsom, and if you answered yes to any of these questions, we need you.

    Our petitions are available to download now. If you want to do more, contact the coordinator in your county for the Recall Gavin 2020 campaign, and find out how you can circulate petitions. There are many ways to get involved.

    Let’s make history! Join Recall Gavin 2020. The path to making California golden again starts right here.


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      Posted on: 2021-05-25 19:15:59   By: Anonymous
       
      Caitlyn....who?

      Cox....who?

      Faulconer....who????

      Republicans clowns.....

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No Subject
Posted on: 2021-05-25 14:07:53   By: Anonymous
 
So much for contender Cox and his lion political ads. Gov. Newsom and CA are roaring back without the other's silly metaphor.

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No Subject
Posted on: 2021-05-25 14:44:02   By: Anonymous
 
He's still a dickwad.

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    Posted on: 2021-05-25 15:09:57   By: Anonymous
     
    You Demorats are such ass holes. Your dickhead Governor is so worried that he is going to be recalled that he is finding ways to look good to the public by spending all of this money. His little tactics are not going to work and he will be recalled!

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      Posted on: 2021-05-25 15:23:04   By: Anonymous
       
      Democrats are looking fantastic . Republicans and the trump base . Not so good . A grand jury coming together looking into trumps criminal probe .

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        Posted on: 2021-05-25 15:40:40   By: Anonymous
         
        After voting Republican for 20+ years I've arrived at the conclusion that the GOP tells good stories. But Demos run a better ship.

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        Posted on: 2021-05-25 16:03:51   By: Anonymous
         
        After voting Republican for 20+ years I've arrived at the conclusion that the GOP tells good stories. But Demos run a better ship.

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        Posted on: 2021-05-25 16:04:56   By: Anonymous
         
        Newsome Cheney 2024!


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      Posted on: 2021-05-25 15:39:39   By: Anonymous
       
      Dude. You're a loser. Just accept the fact this is a win for all of CA from Newsome. Learn to say "thank you"

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        Posted on: 2021-05-25 22:46:40   By: Anonymous
         
        ^ Dudette.

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