Sacramento Region Sees Over a Dozen Dangerous Blazes in the First Month of Fire Season

During the PPIC panel, Assemblyman Kelly Seyarto, a 30-year firefighter who now represents the Lake Elsinore area, stressed that his profession has been imploring state lawmakers to fund mitigation for over 20 years.

Seyarto said that while the new budget priorities are good, they’re arriving far too late.

“We’re way behind on the prevention-mitigation, and we have to deal with what we have to deal with now,” he observed. “And, unfortunately, that means we have to continue to catch up.”