Agenda - Rural Forum
Orange County Ballroom Salon 2/3
Wednesday, October 10, 2007
2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Bradley Garbutt, Chairman
Laura Houle, Vice Chair
Larry Matteson, Vice Chair
Frank Nelson, Committee LiaisonC.A.R. Staff
Elizabeth GavricI. Opening Comments: Chairman GarbuttII. Rural Issues
to be addressed in C.A.R. Policy Committees
A. Early Wins
1. AB 828 Ruskin (D): Wildlife Conservation
2. SB 634 Wiggins (D): Land Use: Williamson Act: ContractsB.
1. Land Use and Conservation
a. AB 838 Blakeslee
(R): Parks and Recreation Easements - Amend
b. SB 466 Steinberg
(D): Forest Resources – Oppose 2. Boards,
Departmentsand Special Districts
a. SB 838 Cogdill (R):
Fire Prevention and Protection – SupportIII. Information Sharing
A. Status of AB 885 Draft Septic Regulations – A verbal report will be
given at the meeting.
B. Williamson Act in Santa Clara County – A verbal report will be given at
IV. Guest Speaker: From CAL FIRE Wildland Fire Prevention Engineering
Group.Year after year, Californians have watched raging wildfires threaten
and destroy communities. The history of these fires dates back to the early
1900s when people began to settle in the areas of California where
wildfires have always been a way of nature. Homes have burned, lives were
lost, businesses were ruined, communities became devastated and millions of
dollars were spent on trying to suppress these fires. CAL FIRE will be on
hand to discuss programs and opportunities to prevent property damage due
to fires in the Wildland Urban Interface (WUI).