Amador Supes Worked On A Wide Range Of Issues At Their Meeting Tuesday

Amador Supes Worked On A Wide Range Of Issues At Their Meeting Tuesday

The Amador Board of Supervisors worked on a wide range of issues at their meeting Tuesday. Most of the morning was dedicated to discussion of wild land fire safety in the wake of the Camp Fire and widespread destruction it caused in Paradise this month. Representatives from a variety of agencies, including CalFire and the Amador Fire Safe Council gave presentations or answered questions in front of the board, as various ways of preventing and preparing for wild land fire were discussed including forest management, improved cooperation between agencies and improving communication and evacuation procedures. The board approved letters of support for three grant applications that would pay for improved fire safety in the county. The board did approve the spending of $300,000 to improve facilities for the aid of homeless individuals in Amador County. The majority of the money will be used for improvements at the Interfaith Food Bank. The funds come from emergency state money recently approved by State legislature. In a discussion on traffic safety on Climax Road, several residents expressed concerns over large commercial trucks that cross the center line on curved sections of the road. Board members discussed improved traffic enforcement with officials from the Highway Patrol, and heard cases both for and opposed to diverting truck traffic from Climax onto other roads and highways.

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