Community invited to PSPS Aftermath Town Hall this Friday

NEVADA CITY, Calif. November 7, 2019 – Join a panel of local government agency leaders, community non-profit and business representatives tomorrow, Friday Nov. 8th from 6:00 to 9:00 pm at the Grass Valley Veterans Memorial Hall for a candid discussion about the aftermath of the October PG&E power shutoffs (PSPS.)

Co-produced by YubaNet, County of Nevada and #ReadyNevadaCounty, the discussion will center around three main topics:

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What went according to plan, reducing impacts of the the power shutoff on the community, especially the most vulnerable among us.

What went wrong for residents, agencies and businesses. Between long lines at the few open stores, closed schools, phone and connectivity outages during repeated PSPS events, medically fragile populations left with very few options, businesses and workers unable to function – the ripple effect on people and the economy is still ongoing.

Next steps to alleviate the impact on the community. Short term fixes, medium range plans and long term alternatives to the predicted 10-year cycle of PG&E PSPS events as a way to prevent fire starts by the utility’s crumbling infrastructure.

The panelists

Alison Lehman, Nevada County CEO
Rem Scherzinger, NID General Manager
Scott Lay, Nevada County Superintendent of Schools
Shannon Moon Nevada County Sheriff
Tim Kiser. Grass Valley City Manager
Sue Urban, Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital
Lt. Bobby Jakobs, Nevada County EOC
Ann Guerra, 211 Connecting Point
Brian Snyder, FREED
Ali Lightfoot, KVMR GM
Chris Kysar, California Organics
Shana Maziarz, Three Forks

Creating a more resilient community is not an easy task and won’t be done overnight. A transparent community effort is needed, be part of the kickoff.

Send your questions and suggestions in advance to [email protected] or grab a card at the door. The town hall will be simulcast on KVMR, NC Media and YubaNet and available for later viewing.

The event is free and open to the public. Doors open at 5:30 pm.