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Bill From Santa Barbara Legislator Intended To Reduce Brush Fire Risk Now On Governor's Desk

Video of the Thomas Fire in December, 2017

Legislation by a State Senator from the South Coast to try to reduce the risk of wildfires is now on the Governor’s desk, awaiting his action.

SB 1260 is intended to make it easier for federal, state, and private landowners to conduct controlled burns to cut the potential fire danger.

It also allows state fire officials to provide input during the planning process for proposed new housing developments in high risk brush fire areas.

Democratic State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson authored the bill, which she says was in response to California’s devastating wildfires during the last two years.

Lance Orozco has been News Director of KCLU since 2001, providing award-winning coverage of some of the biggest news events in the region, including the Thomas and Woolsey brush fires, the deadly Montecito debris flow, the Borderline Bar and Grill attack, and Ronald Reagan's funeral. 
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