LA County is hosting a public meeting on Saturday, October 26thto present the Woolsey Fire Report to the public. This report is the result of an investigation bringing together the reports from all the various agencies involved in the response to the fire and its aftermath. The meeting will be held from 10:00 to 2:00 at the Agoura High School Performing Arts Center building at 28545 West Driver Avenue in Agoura. The high school is north of the 101 just off Cheseboro Road. This is notthe same as the Calabasas High School where the meeting was previously scheduled.
I hope that you will join me and learn firsthand what our government agencies believe happened. At the meeting we will also learn how to get a copy of this report to study at your leisure.
The City issued one rebuild permit in the last week and only took in four new applications. The total dollar value of the permit fees that have been waived by the City is now over $842,000 this year. You will never get a better deal than the City is offering you now. It is in your best interests to submit your application to rebuild as soon as possible. I believe that the longer you wait, the more difficult it will get.
The City has hired a new Building Official to take Craig George’s position and she has a history of working to make the fire rebuilds in Thomas Fire easier. She was previously Ventura’s Chief Building Official. Yolanda Bundy is a Registered Civil Engineer and has an imposing Resume. Friends in Ventura have assured me we are in good hands.
Short Term Rentals are another hot button issue coming before the Malibu City Council on October 28, 2019 at the City Council meeting. Short Term Rental regulations will be considered, and the City Council will receive a report about the possible financial impacts on the Budget. The meeting will start at 4:00 PM. It’s bound to be interesting. See you there.