Last week, RCRC lent its support to Senator Mike McGuire’s (D-Healdsburg) Senate Bill 833 related to the state’s red alert system.  SB 833 would expand the system to aid in evacuations during emergencies, and reimburse local governments for implementation of the system. 

According to RCRC Regulatory Affairs Advocate Staci Heaton, the “current opt-in emergency notification systems are not adequate to notify residents during emergency situations.  This became painfully clear during the devastating 2017 wildfires, which killed 44 people and injured 192 others in Northern California alone.”

Ms. Heaton’s support letter can be accessed here.  Ms. Heaton can be reached at (916) 447-4806 or