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0D5CFC3E49C114BF8725873D006E87F5 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For WILDFIRE RESPONSE AND RECOVERY

JOINT COMMITTEE COMMITTEE ON JOINT EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE OF THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL & JBC
Date Aug 26, 2021      
Location Old State Library



Wildfire Response and Recovery - Committee Discussion Only


02:07:22 PM  
Stan Hilkey, Executive
Director, Department of Public Safety, and Mike Morgan, Director, Division
of Fire Prevention and Control, presented on wildfire conditions and the
wildfire season preparedness plan.  A copy of the presentation may
be accessed here:
http://leg.colorado.gov/sites/default/files/images/governors_hb_20-1426_briefing_8-26-21.pdf.
 Kevin Klein, Director, Division of Homeland Security and Emergency
Management and presented on drought conditions in Colorado, and the status
of the drought plan.  He discussed wildfire recovery efforts.  

02:15:42 PM  
Angela Boag, Department
of Natural Resources, discussed watershed recovery funding and wildfire
mitigation funding.  Director Klein summarized hazard mitigation work
and funding.  The presenters responded to committee questions regarding
building and fire codes.  
02:37:36 PM  
Shoshana Lew, Executive
Director, Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), provided an update
on the Glenwood Canyon mud slides and closures and collaboration with federal
agencies. Chief Matt Packard, Colorado State Patrol, discussed rerouting
due to the closure of I-70.  Director Klein presented on recovery
of the Glenwood Canyon disaster area.  The presenters responded to
committee questions regarding resiliency plans for the affected area, supply
routes, and CDOT emergency funding for disasters.  






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