SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Gov. Brown signed Senate Bill 955 into law that will empower residents to be involved in public safety issues relating to Oroville Dam.
The legislation creates a 19-member Citizens Advisory Commission for the Oroville Dam to provide local residents and state officials a forum to meet and discuss maintenance, findings, reports and upcoming and ongoing issues.
The following will be represented as members of the commission:
The City of Oroville
The counties of Butte, Sutter and Yuba
Sheriffs of Butte, Sutter and Yuba
Legislative representative of Oroville
The Natural Resources Agency
The Department of Water Resources
The Office of Emergency Services
The Department of Parks and Recreation
The California Highway Patrol
Commission members will each serve for terms of no more than three years.
“SB 955 gives our communities a seat at the table on how to best manage, maintain, and improve this important facility," said James Gallagher, assemblyman and co-author of the legislation. "The commission will also serve the important role of keeping our communities informed on what is happening at the dam.”
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