Commission on Catastrophic Wildfire Cost and Recovery Meeting — March 13, 2019

3:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m.

Shasta County Board of Supervisors Chambers
1450 Court Street | Redding, CA 96001

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 either of the “general public comment” items.

Meeting Agenda and Materials

Item 1 | Call to Order

Item 2 | Roll Call

Item 3 | Agenda Changes

Item 4 | Initial General Public Comment (30 minutes)

Item 5 | Consent Calendar

  1. Approval of minutes of the February 25 meeting
  2. Approval of Scope of Work, as modified based on discussion from the February 25 meeting

Item 6 | Chair’s Report

Item 7 | Executive officer’s report

  1. Executive officer’s report
  2. Written public comments received

Item 8 | Presentation of Expert Testimony

  1. Existing wildfire liability legal regime


    • Scott Cavanaugh, Deputy Attorney General, Tort & Condemnation Section, Office of the Attorney General


    • Dan Skopec, Vice President, Regulatory Affairs, San Diego Gas & Electric
    • Joy Mastache, Senior Attorney, Sacramento Municipal Utility District
    • Rex Frazier, President, Personal Insurance Federation of California
    • Cara Martinson, Senior Legislative Representative/Federal Affairs Manager, CA State Association of Counties
  2. Utility insurance
    • David Heller, Vice President Enterprise Risk Management and General Auditor, Edison International
    • Russell Mills, Director, Treasury & Risk Management and Treasurer, Sacramento Municipal Utility District
    • Bob Marshall, General Manager, Plumas-Sierra Rural Electric Cooperative
    • Joshua Jiang, Managing Director, Marsh & McLennan Companies
  3. Community needs around wildfire damages
    • Barry Tippin, City Manager, Redding
    • Shari McCracken, Chief Administrative Officer, Butte County Board of Supervisors

Item 9 | General Public Comment (continued)

Item 10 | Closing comments and adjournment

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