On April 25, 2019, the Marin County Civil Grand Jury issued a report entitled Wildfire Preparedness: A New Approach relating to their evaluation of the impacts of wildfire to life and property in Marin County, including in San Rafael. In their report, the Grand Jury reviewed the conditions that make Marin County vulnerable to wildfire, assessed the plans currently in place, and recommends a new approach to meeting these challenges. According to their analysis, there are four areas of vulnerability relating to wildfire safety: Vegetation Management, Educating the Public, Alerts, and Evacuations. The City of San Rafael is required to formally respond to all Grand Jury reports and we’ll have a discussion on this topic at Monday’s City Council meeting.
For more information, read the staff report.