Media Advisory: Assemblywoman Cottie Petrie-Norris Secures $1 Million for Bommer Canyon Fuel Modification and Restoration

Friday, October 1, 2021

At Bommer Canyon Trailhead in Irvine on October 5, Assemblymember Cottie Petrie-Norris (District 74) will present a $1 million check to City of Irvine officials on behalf of the State of California for the Bommer Canyon fire prevention fuel modification and restoration.
This funding comes from SB 170, the state budget bill, at the request of Assemblymember Petrie-Norris to help provide greenhouse gas reduction and increased carbon sequestration, as well as mitigation of wildfire risk for a community located in a very high fire hazard severity zone as identified by the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection.

WHEN: Tuesday, October 5 at 10:30 a.m.       

WHO: Assemblymember Cottie Petrie-Norris
           Mayor Farrah N. Khan, City of Irvine
           Assistant Chief Michael Kent, Irvine Police Department
           Chief Brian Fennessy, Orange County Fire Authority
           Casey Gnadt, City of Irvine

WHERE: Bommer Canyon Trailhead
                1 Bommer Canyon Road
                 Irvine, CA 92617

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“Catastrophic wildfires are ravaging our state, growing more dangerous and deadly each year,” said Assemblywoman Cottie Petrie-Norris. “I’m proud to be working with the City of Irvine to invest in a proactive plan to mitigate wildfire risks and fire-related air pollution with initiatives like the Bommer Canyon project.”

“Wildfire management, including the protection of Bommer Canyon – one of the City’s oldest crown jewels – is one of my top priorities,” said Mayor Farrah N. Khan. “Wildfire prevention and management is crucial to our community and can only be accomplished through partnerships like those displayed here today. I’m grateful for the support of Assemblymember Petrie-Norris, as well as our community partners Orange County Fire Authority, Irvine Ranch Conservancy, and our community members who are all crucial in these prevention efforts.”