The Wildfire Public Safety Task Force was created by the City Council in February 2019 to serve in an advisory capacity on matters related to wildfire and emergency preparedness for a limited term ending in November 2020. The Task Force was specifically charged with providing recommendations on improvements and additions to the Community Wildfire Protection Plan, strategies to strengthen wildfire hazard mitigation and emergency preparedness, and also serve as community ambassadors on wildfire and emergency preparedness.
The Wildfire Task Force comes following a recommendation of the original Public Safety Task Force, which ended November 30, 2018. The original Task Force was developed to provide the City Council recommendations for enhancing public safety for the City Council to consider. One of the Task Force's recommendations included continuation of a new Task Force.