October 21, 2020
Zoom: details in calendar description
The City of Santa Rosa has recently received $95M from PG&E to settle a claim for its 2017 wildfire damages. The Santa Rosa City Council wants to hear from Santa Rosa fire survivors of the Fountaingrove, Hidden Valley, Montecito, and Oakmont neighborhood areas regarding how to prioritize spending of the settlement funds. In addition to fire recovery projects, the Council also expects to consider a range of other projects aimed at strengthening the resiliency of the community. There are no restrictions on the use of the funds.
Virtual Community Input Meeting for Santa Rosa Fire Survivors of the Fountaingrove, Hidden Valley, Montecito, and Oakmont Neighborhood Areas
Wednesday, October 21, 2020
A meeting to learn more about the PG&E settlement funds, the City’s remaining unfunded wildfire recovery projects, and to ask questions and share input on how Council should prioritize use of the funds.
Santa Rosa fire survivors of the Fountaingrove, Hidden Valley, Montecito, and Oakmont neighborhood areas encouraged to attend a planned virtual community meeting to learn more about the settlement funds, the City's remaining unfunded wildfire recovery projects, and to ask questions and share input on how Council should prioritize use of the funds.
Join Zoom Meeting: https://srcity-org.zoom.us/j/93360291503
Meeting ID: 933 6029 1503
Survey: The City is also collecting input through a digital survey, which may be completed here
Input received from the survey and community meeting will then be compiled by City staff and shared as a report to Council Members at two upcoming public meetings.
- The City Council’s Long-Term Financial Policy and Audit Subcommittee members will review the community’s input when they meet on November 12th.
- The full Council will have a comprehensive discussion and consider all public input received to date at its November 17th City Council Meeting.
The City’s settlement funds resulted from its claim filed in PG&E’s bankruptcy proceedings to recoup damages and costs resulting from the devastating 2017 wildfires. The claim included the City’s damages and other costs that were not covered by insurance or Federal or State disaster-relief aid. The settlement was received by the City in July following the Bankruptcy Court’s final approval of PG&E’s Plan of Reorganization on June 20, 2020 that included settlements of all 2017 and 2018 wildfire claims, including those filed by other public entities, fire victims, and insurance companies. The City’s final settlement amounted to approximately $95 million after attorneys’ fees were collected.
For more information, visit: srcity.org/2017FiresSettlement