The shortage of affordable housing is a crisis for cities
statewide and the focus of a League 2019 strategic goal. The
League’s hard work on this issue was boosted by an executive
order from Governor Newsom earlier this year.
Until a disaster strikes, many communities don’t realize that it
may be 72 hours to five days before first responders can reach
everyone who needs help. A new program in Yountville helps
residents be prepared to assist each other in the initial
aftermath of a disaster.
The challenges associated with disasters include tech-related
issues, risk management and the need to create incentives for
updating and retrofitting homes to improve wildfire and