Governor Brown Issues Executive Order to Streamline Cleanup and Recovery

Goveror Jerry Brown has issued an executive order to help streamline recovery efforts in communities impacted by devastating wildfires that continue to burn in the state – including in Lake and Mendocino counties.

The executive order includes provisions that:

Expedite debris removal and cleanup of homes and businesses that were damaged or destroyed by the fires

Extend the state’s prohibition on price gouging during emergencies

Suspend planning and zoning requirements and state fees for manufactured homes and mobile home parks to help displaced residents with housing needs

Allow for the accelerated hiring of additional personnel for emergency and recovery operations

Provide waivers on temporary school facilities and outdoor physical education requirements to allow schools to open as quickly as possible

Extend the filing deadline for certain taxes for businesses in the impacted counties

Streamline contracting and purchasing rules

Strengthen coordination between state agencies on environmental restoration in fire-impacted areas

Read more: www.gov.ca.gov/2018/08/09/governor-brown-issues-executive-order-to-streamline-cleanup-and-recovery-in-communities-impacted-by-wildfires/