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File #: 22-055    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 12/29/2021 Departments: BOARD OF SUPERVISORS DISTRICT 3
On agenda: 1/25/2022 Final action: 1/25/2022
Title: Measure K: Adopt a resolution authorizing an agreement with Fire Safe San Mateo County for fuel reduction projects within the unincorporated area of Emerald Hills, along Highway 35 in San Mateo County, and along Guadalupe Canyon Parkway for the term of February 1, 2022 through February 1, 2023, in an amount not to exceed $345,000.
Sponsors: Don Horsley, David J. Canepa
Attachments: 1. 20220125_r_Fire Safe SMC Combined Reso.pdf, 2. 20220125_a_Fire Safe SMC Combined grant agreement_01.25.2022.docx.pdf
Special Notice / Hearing: None__
Vote Required: Majority

To: Honorable Board of Supervisors
From: Michael P. Callagy, County Manager
Subject: Measure K: Agreement with Fire Safe San Mateo County for fuel reduction projects

RECOMMENDATION:
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Measure K: Adopt a resolution authorizing an agreement with Fire Safe San Mateo County for fuel reduction projects within the unincorporated area of Emerald Hills, along Highway 35 in San Mateo County, and along Guadalupe Canyon Parkway for the term of February 1, 2022 through February 1, 2023, in an amount not to exceed $345,000.

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BACKGROUND:
Fire Safe San Mateo County has identified three fuel reduction projects that will increase community safety and wildfire resiliency in San Mateo County: in the unincorporated area of Emerald Hills, along a 25-mile stretch of Highway 35 in San Mateo County, and along Guadalupe Canyon Parkway in Daly City.
CAL FIRE has classified the unincorporated area of Emerald Hills as a Very High Fire Severity Zone, and the area has also been designated in the Federal Register as a community at risk to wildfire. The narrow, substandard roadways on steep hillsides present navigation obstacles for both residents and fire apparatus, and many portions of the roadways are only wide enough to allow one car at a time. The vegetation along much of these roads is thick and contiguous and encroaches into the paved portion of road, and includes dense tree canopy and large low hanging limbs that create additional barriers for fire apparatus. San Mateo County Fire has also prioritized roadside fuel treatments within Emerald Hills because many homes are adjacent to the County's Huddart Park. Fuel reduction will benefit both County residents and park visitors.
Highway 35, an arterial evacuation route for all of Skyline and portions of the La Honda and Kings Mountain communities, is approximately five miles from the northern perimeter of the 2020 CZU Complex Fire and is situated on extre...

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