The Redwood Valley Municipal Advisory Council is sponsoring the second in a series of three public meetings to discuss and formulate a Redwood Valley Community Plan at the Redwood Valley Grange on Tuesday, Oct. 24 at 5 p.m.
In light of the recent fire disaster, the meeting will focus on recovery and rebuilding our community while working within the vision of the emerging community plan.
A Recovery Team consisting of Health and Human Services, Cal Fire, congressional representatives and various county officials will be present to address the rebuilding process, help fire victims answer questions, and they will be set up by 5 p.m. to assist with disaster relief applications and to answer questions.
We encourage all those who lost homes in the fire, as well as those interested in joining in the rebuilding process, to attend. Come early and enjoy refreshments and fresh pizza served direct from the Saucy mobile oven beginning at 5 p.m., courtesy of FlowKana.
The Grange is located at 8650 East Road in Redwood Valley.
After the tragic event that has destroyed somewhere around 250 homes in the valley, we are faced with a unique opportunity to evaluate and implement much-needed infrastructure and construction improvements in the rebuilding process.
In addition to addressing urgent action by FEMA and Cal Recycle to remove ash from burned sites, the county is assembling speakers from various county agencies to address the needs of both individuals and the entire community as it prepares to rebuild.
This is a rare moment in Redwood Valley’s history to consider fresh ideas and new technologies to shape our community as we rebuild.
We also would like to remind folks that the Redwood Valley Grange continues to be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily providing food, a play area for kids, crisis counseling, some free gloves, masks and boots, free wi-fi and a place to recharge your phones and your spirits.
For more information about what’s happening around the valley, please visit www.redwoodvalleymac.com. Those interested in volunteering should stop by the Grange and those wishing to contribute money for fire victims, please visit the disaster fund set up by the Mendocino Community Foundation at www.communityfound.org, or go directly to the NCO offices at 413 N. State St. in Ukiah.