It Was An Educational Night For The Jackson City Council

It Was An Educational Night For The Jackson City Council

It was an educational night for the Jackson City Council, as they received informational presentations from PG&E, the Red Cross, and the City Attorney.  Representatives from Pacific Gas and Electric gave a presentation on fire safety, with the company’s controversial pre-emptive power shutdowns during times of high fire danger, just one of several safety measures the company has adopted in wake of a series of deadly, record-breaking fires up and down California.    A representative from Red Cross also gave a report to the Council on the various services and activities that the aid organization offers in Amador County, from disaster relief to a program that gives away free smoke alarms.  Jackson Fire Chief Debbie Mackey praised the organization for its help, especially in offering aid to those displaced by residential fires.   Finally, City Attorney Josh Nelson gave a presentation on various legal options that the city has in code enforcement situations.  While the city attempts to have property owner’s clear violations voluntarily, they do have at their disposal a number of legal methods which range from administrative citations, the equivalent of a parking violation, to abatement action where the city does the work to clear a violation, such as clearing or repairing a blighted property and then changing the land owner, to the city simply suing a property owner to compel action.

Written by KVGC Staff

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