Real Local Impacts

Senator Brian Dahle Calls for Immediate Special Session of the Legislature for Power Shut-Offs, Homeowners Insurance and Wildfires

Senator Brian Dahle (R-Bieber) has called on Governor Gavin Newsom to issue a proclamation to convene the Legislature to address the current crisis of wildfires, power outages, and homeowners insurance cancellations.

WHAT:

Real impacts of PSPS in our communities

WHEN:

October 30, 2019, 9:00 a.m.

WHERE:

California Organics, 135 Argall Way, Nevada City, CA 

WHO:

Senator Brian Dahle and Chris Kysar, Owner, California Organics

WHY:

Californians are suffering:

  • Medically compromised residents rely on power for life-saving equipment
  • Residents and small businesses are losing thousands of dollars in groceries and products in their stores
  • Wells cannot pump fresh water, creating unsanitary conditions. Pets and livestock are also going thirsty
  • With the weather change, many areas throughout the PSPS are facing freezing conditions and unable to heat their homes

“If there were ever an extraordinary situation in which the legislature should be called back to Sacramento to solve a pressing issue this is it. We cannot go another week like this. It’s untenable, it’s inhumane, it’s cruel, and it is our duty to address these issues immediately. Waiting until January is not an option,” said Brian Dahle (R-Bieber)

California's 1st Senate District contains all or portions of 11 counties, including Alpine, El Dorado, Lassen, Modoc, Nevada, Placer, Plumas, Sacramento, Sierra, Siskiyou, and Shasta.