Commission on Catastrophic Wildfire Cost and Recovery Meeting — April 3, 2019

10:30 a.m.–2:00 p.m.

Sonoma County Board of Supervisors Meeting Chambers
575 Administration Drive | Room 102 A | Santa Rosa, CA 95403

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 March 13 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. Homeowners insurance market
    • Joel Laucher, Chief Deputy Commissioner, California Department of Insurance
    • Rex Frazier, President, Personal Insurance Federation of California
    • Amy Bach, Executive Director, United Policyholders
    • Tom Welsh, General Counsel, California Earthquake Authority
    • John Rollins, Actuary, Milliman, and former Chief Risk Officer for Citizens Property Insurance Corp
  2. Utility risk financing options
    • Carolyn Kousky, Executive Director, Wharton Risk Management and Decision Processes Center, University of Pennsylvania
    • David Heller, Vice President Enterprise Risk Management and General Auditor, Southern California Edison
    • Mark Toney, Executive Director, The Utility Reform Network
    • John Fiske, Attorney At Law, Baron & Budd
    • Steve Fleishman, Managing Director, Wolfe Research
  3. Community needs around wildfire damages

Item 9 | General Public Comment (continued)

Item 10 | Closing comments and adjournment

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