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Zone of Benefit Info Session

“Zone of Benefit” Info Session, Q&A at Riviera Elementary 2/19, 7:30pm

LAKE COUNTY, Calif. (February 12, 2019) – With 60% of Lake County’s landmass having been consumed over the past four fire seasons, the import of undertaking appropriate wildfire prevention measures has never been clearer.  District 5 Supervisor, Rob Brown, and the Lake County Board of Supervisors have proposed creation of  “Zone of Benefit Riviera West of CSA No. 23,” to encompass the communities of Riviera West, Buckingham, Clear Lake Riviera, and Riviera Heights.

If approved by a majority of property owners in the service area, with votes weighted by the amount each property owner would be expected to pay, enhanced preventative road maintenance will be undertaken.  This will consist of clearing hazardous vegetation, to reduce fuel load conditions alongside County maintained roads in this high wildfire risk area.

The proposed Zone of Benefit is a pilot program, meaning the related assessment would be levied only once, July 1, 2019.

“I have already heard from many constituents with questions, and I know many of you would value having further information.” shared Supervisor Brown.  “All of us have seen the devastation that wildfire can bring, and we want to make sure we are taking the right steps to protect our neighbors, our families, our properties.”

To answer questions from area residents, Supervisor Brown will host a community meeting.

When: Tuesday, February 19, 2019, 7:30PM

Where:
Riviera Elementary School
10505 Fairway Drive, Kelseyville, CA

“I hope that many of you will attend this important meeting,” continues Brown.  “Limiting the wildfire risk our communities face is a significant priority, and I want to ensure we all have the information needed to make the best available choice.”

Supervisor Brown’s cell phone number is (707) 349-2628.