On Friday, April 7, 2017, Governor Edmund G. Brown issued an executive order ending the drought emergency in all but a few California counties. This came about 27 months after he declared a state of drought emergency for California on January 17, 2014. At that point, the state was headed into its fourth straight year of drought. Private wells were drying up, trees were dying, as was ground water. It was going to take the combined efforts of all Californians to change the way we behaved to save our water, and make sure we had enough for tomorrow. It was also going to take an unprecedented level of cooperation and leadership from local, state, federal, private and non-governmental agencies to respond effectively to the mounting problems resulting from the drought, and change the direction California … continue reading »
Today Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced an executive order to further expedite recovery efforts for the placement and processing of temporary housing for those displaced by two of the most destructive fires in California history.
On Sept. 11 and Sept. 13, 2015,Gov. Brown proclaimed States of Emergency in Calaveras and Lake Counties, due to impacts from the Butte and Valley fires, respectively. On Sept. 22, 2015, President Barack Obama declared a major disaster making federal disaster aid available for both fires.
WHEREAS on September 11, 2015 and September 13, 2015, I proclaimed States of Emergency … continue reading »