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Gov. Brown Signs Oroville Dam Safety Legislation Into Law

Gov. Brown signed legislation into law that will empower residents to be involved in public safety issues relating to Oroville Dam.

Posted: Sep 19, 2018 1:45 PM

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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