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State and Federal lawmakers held town hall meeting to discuss wildfire recovery in Butte County

State and Federal lawmakers held a meeting at Town Hall in Chico on Aug. 12 to discuss wildfire recovery.

Posted: Aug 12, 2019 4:34 PM
Updated: Aug 12, 2019 4:34 PM

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state and federal lawmakers held a town hall in chico today to talk about wildfire recovery. action news now reporter amy lanski was at that meeting and joins us live from the elks lodge with more on what they talked about.. hundreds of people came out to hear what our lawmakers had to say about the wildfire recovery efforts in butte county. the lawmakers started the meeting by talking about their main concerns and what they've been focusing on from the local level up to the national level. then people had the chance to ask questions about a wide range of concerns like permit fees... tree removal... and insurance. some wanted to know why the process is taking so long. "you start to get an idea of the size and scope of the problem when you have a meeting like this and they start talking about the clceanup and the status of the cleanup and the building permits and when you look at the stats though is it feels like to me we have just begun and it's not that we are not going to get it done, but we have just begun. "we need the two way communication, them to us, and that we can then translate that into action and we can inform them to what we see going on and what they see going on day by day that we do not." nielsen added the communication is important because there needs to be hope for people wanting to rebuild and move back to paradise... and they need to know they're supported. another major concern people asked about - housing. i'll have that story in about an hour. reporting from chico... amy lanski. action news now. seator nielsen was joined by congressman doug lamalfa and asseblyman james gallagher in hosting the town hall meeting.## a group of
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