The comparison between the town of Paradise, which was wiped off the map in the 2018 Camp Fire, and the proposed Esperanza Hills project are eerily similar. Both locations:
• Are situated in Very High Fire Hazard Severity Zones;
• Have burned multiple times before;
• Have limited evacuation route options; and,
• During a mega-fire had massive wind gusts and sustained winds blowing embers miles ahead of the flame front.
It’s because of the dangerous nature of the Esperanza Hills project—and now others around the state—that we fight.
Will you support our efforts by donating today? It is tax-deductible.
As we’ve argued before… even our bedrooms require two exits, so should this project. Because we endured the trauma of the 2008 Freeway Fire, we know the streets couldn’t handle existing residents.
Adding more residents to those same streets, worsens the problem–it doesn’t fix it.
In a December 11, 2018 article in the Press Democrat, a 30-year veteran of CalFire says:
“Government and citizens must act differently to protect lives and property from fires that now routinely threaten large populations. That may mean rethinking subdivisions in … Southern California canyons lined with tinder-dry chaparral.”
That’s pretty serious, right? When our veteran firefighters say we need to think about where we are putting people–that’s a big deal.
We want a safe community for everyone. Please consider a tax-deductible donation to help us achieve this.