FSSMC Meeting Agendas

January 9, 2019


January 9th, 2019

4091 Jefferson Ave. Fire Station # 19, CA 94062

            I.     9:15 – 9:30       Morning refreshments

           II.     9:30 – 9:35       Intros

          III.      9:35 – 10:40    Potential hazardous fuel mitigation projects for San                                                              Mateo County.                                                       

Attendees, please email (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or bring a map identifying areas for potential fuel reduction projects within your jurisdiction. Please prepare a short paragraph describing priority justifications for that area, nearby neighborhoods, and approximate number of nearby homes.

       IV.    10:40 – 11:00 SMC Chipper Program

If you have unincorporated SMC neighborhoods in your jurisdictional area you think could benefit from a chipper program, bring a map of the neighborhood with approximately how many homes should be included.

        V.     11:00 – 11:05   FSSMC Grant Budget Update

       VI.    11:05 – 11:15   Upcoming Events for 2019

      VII.   11:15 – 11:30 Agency Round Table

     VIII.    Adjourn

Upcoming Events for 2019:

Northwestern California Regional Wildfire Resiliency Gathering February 8-10, 2019: The Fire Adapted Communities Learning Network, in partnership with ForEverGreen Forestry and the California Fire Safe Council, is organizing a regional gathering for community wildfire practitioners to connect with peers, share best practices and skills, and identify common challenges, needs, and priorities. They are organizing the event for the weekend of February 8-10, 2019 to be held at The Sea Ranch and the Gualala Community Center on the Sonoma/Mendocino Coast.

For more information, email: Tracy Katelman (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

CPUC Wildfire Technology Innovation Summit Wednesday, March 20, 2019: The Summit is designed to initiate an ongoing dialogue between the technology industry, academic researchers, utilities and government on the needs and tools to address wildfire challenges. Attendees will have the opportunity to hear from leading experts, practitioners and entrepreneurs and to discuss innovative technologies, strategies and practical tools.

For more details see http://firetechsummit.cpuc.ca.gov

Wildland Urban Conference March 26-28, 2019: The IAFC's Wildland-Urban Interface (WUI) conference offers hands-on training and interactive sessions designed to address the challenges of wildland fire. If you're one of the many people responsible for protecting local forests or educating landowners and your community about the importance of land management—then this is the conference for you.

Learn more at https://www.iafc.org/events/wui

Climate Ready SMC Collaborative Launch January 30, 2019:

Time: 8:00 am, light breakfast and networking

         8:30 – 11:30 am, Convening

Location: Menlo Park Senior Center, 100 Terminal Ave, Menlo Park, CA 94025

Climate change is here, and it poses many risks to the people and built and natural environment in San Mateo County. Rising temperatures and heat waves, extreme storms, sea level rise and coastal erosion are some of the challenges we face. The recent wildfires and air quality emergencies brought home the urgency and need for all of us to prepare for and adapt to these increasing challenges. By working together and planning ahead, we can be better prepared to protect our communities, homes, jobs, businesses, natural resources, essential services and infrastructure, and most importantly our physical and mental well-being and health.

To facilitate coordination and collaboration on climate change adaptation planning and implementation, I invite you to join me, Supervisor Don Horsley and the San Mateo County Office of Sustainability in forming the Climate Ready San Mateo County Collaborative. The Collaborative seeks to bring together stakeholders across communities, sectors and jurisdictions to foster collaboration and collectively find solutions to make San Mateo County climate ready.


For questions about the Climate Ready SMC Collaborative, please reach out to Jasneet Sharma at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 650-363-4088. RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/climate-ready-smc-collaborative-launch-registration-53879634437