Late Wednesday, Governor Edmund G. Brown issued two Executive Orders aimed at aiding wildfire recovery in communities impacted by major wildfires both this year and in 2017.  Executive Order B-58-18 waives certain activities governing educational bodies so that displaced students can return to school as quickly as possible, while Executive Order B-59-18 grants a six-month extension of price gouging prohibitions for housing in areas under emergency declarations following last year’s Northern and Southern California fires, as well as the Carr Fire, the Klamathon Fire and the Mendocino Complex Fire that occurred earlier this year. 

RCRC sent a letter to the Governor early Wednesday morning requesting a one-year extension of the price gouging prohibitions for the major 2017 and 2018 wildfires, and will follow up with the incoming Administration as the new extension expires in late May.  The Executive Orders can be viewed on the Governor’s website here.