Commission on Catastrophic Wildfire Cost and Recovery Meeting — February 25, 2019

10:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.

Sacramento City Hall Council Chamber
915 I Street, 1st Floor | Sacramento, CA 95814

General Meeting Resources

Members of the public may comment on agenda items before or during the discussion or consideration of the item, consistent with Government Code section 11125.7, subdivision (a). Members of the public may comment on matters that are not on the agenda during the “General public comment” item at the end of the agenda.

Meeting Agenda and Materials

Item 1 | Welcome by Governor’s Office

  1. Commissioner introductions

Item 2 | Commissioner introductory comments

Item 3 | Governor’s Office of Planning and Research (OPR) proposal for Commission process – Evan Johnson, Executive Officer

  1. Staff introductions
  2. Meeting format
  3. Overview of enabling statute
  4. Report to Governor’s Office and Legislature
  5. Meeting schedule

Item 4 | Selection of Commission Chair – Evan Johnson, Executive Officer

Item 5 | Summary of legal requirements for Committee members – Jeannie Lee, OPR Senior Counsel

  1. Bagley-Keene Act
  2. Public Records Act

Item 6 | Discussion and consideration of Scope of Work – Chair

Item 7 | Background and context-setting presentations

  1. Climate change and wildfire risk
  2. Wildfire prevention
  3. Energy services and wildfire risk
  4. Wildfire insurance coverage, cost, and availability

Item 8 | Discussion and approval of proposed issues areas for expert testimony for future meetings – Chair

Item 9 | General public comment

Item 10 | Closing comments and adjournment – Chair

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Meeting date and location subject to change. Order of business is approximate and subject to change.

The Commission meeting will be accessible via webcast, however the physical meetings will continue if the broadcast is interrupted or terminated for any reason. Public comments will not be accepted via webcast, due to technical limitations. A recording of this meeting will be archived on the Commission website..

The public is encouraged to comment on any item on the agenda. You may submit written comments prior to the meeting by email to

The meeting location is accessible to people with disabilities. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, if you need special assistance to participate in this meeting, please contact Evan Johnson at or at (916) 323-6842. Notification 5 days prior to the meeting will enable Staff to make reasonable arrangements to ensure accessibility to this meeting. Hearing-impaired individuals can obtain information by using the California State Relay Service at (888) 877-5378 (TDD).