Rep. Joe Neguse to hold wildfire recovery listening session after record-breaking fire season
Meeting will take place virtually Feb. 18
As Colorado continues to recover from the record-breaking wildfire season seen in 2020, U.S. Rep. Joe Neguse will hold a public wildfire recovery listening session to hear from Coloradans who have been affected by the fires.
According to a press release from Neguse’s office, the session will feature a discussion with Gov. Jared Polis, Sen. Michael Bennet, Sen. John Hickenlooper and Neguse. The meeting is meant to “provide an open forum for Coloradans to share their feedback, challenges and experiences in the wake of these deadly fires.”
The top three worst wildfires in the state’s history all occurred in 2020; two of them, the Cameron Peak Fire and the East Troublesome Fire, took place in Neguse’s district.
“As our district and our state experienced multiple record-breaking wildfires this season, we’ve worked closely with firefighters and emergency management officials on the ground to bring in needed federal resources and problem solve where we could,” Neguse said in the release. “After conversations with our local officials, we introduced the Wildfire Recovery Act to assist our local communities in their recovery efforts.”
He said he hoped the wildfire listening session would contribute to future legislative proposals, and identify issues to work on through the Bipartisan Wildfire Caucus.
The discussion will take place virtually from noon to 1 p.m. Feb. 18. Community members can register to attend by visiting Neguse2021.com.
By: Austin Fleskes
Source: Daily Camera
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