Paradise State Senator Jim Nielsen (R-Red Bluff) issued the following statement as the Governor held a press conference to tout his wildfire plan:
“This is only a drop in the bucket to fight wildfire – simply a band aid on an open wound.
“While it is encouraging that Fire Safe Councils will receive funding for their critical work, this partisan deal fails to establish an annual dedicated funding to prevent wildfire.
“Wildfires, unfortunately, occur every year with increasing intensity and devastation. The state must dedicate continuous funding to manage the forest and mitigate wildfire risks to save lives and property.”