RCRC is proud to sponsor Assembly Bill 19, authored by Assembly Member Marie Waldron (R-Escondido).  AB 19 establishes a grant program for counties to purchase equipment to clear brush and other fire-prone materials from around local roads.  

AB 19 provides vital community protection capacity to local governments to help counties purchase equipment to perform additional vegetation clearance around local roads.  Many rural counties, where vegetation is most dense, are socioeconomically disadvantaged. AB 19 enables counties to enhance vegetation treatment programs to prevent wildfires from originating around county-maintained roads. 

RCRC’s support letter can be accessed here.  Currently, AB 19 awaits consideration in the Assembly Natural Resources Committee.  For more information please contact Staci Heaton at (916) 447-4806 or sheaton@rcrcnet.org.