California governor issues executive order, supporting communities recovering from wildfires

Gov. Gavin Newsom Wednesday issued an executive order to assist communities across the state recovering from devastating wildfires dating back to 2017.

Posted: Dec 30, 2020 2:56 PM

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Gov. Gavin Newsom Wednesday issued an executive order to assist communities across the state recovering from devastating wildfires dating back to 2017.

The order extends the state’s prohibition on price gouging for Butte, Los Angeles, Mendocino, Napa, Sonoma and Ventura counties, according to the governor’s office.

Between 2017 and 2019, many California communities faced devastating wildfires that, in many communities, remains ongoing to this day.

In November of 2018, Gov. Brown issued an executive order, which extended price gouging protections for numerous counties impacted by wildfires in 2017 and 2018. On May 31, 2019, Gov. Newsom extended price gouging protections for certain counties that were still recovering from wildfires.

The order also says, Butte, Los Angeles, Mendocino, Napa, Sonoma, and Ventura counties indicated there is still a need for price gouging protections to remain in place because many rebuilding permits for homes damaged or destroyed by the wildfires have not yet been submitted.

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