WAS YOUR PROPERTY LABELED "INELIGIBLE FOR A GRANT"?
We have noted that in Deerhorn Valley there are many homes that are labeled as ineligible that may indeed qualify for a grant.
Powerlink transmission lines lie DIRECTLY to the east and north of Deerhorn Valley, upwind during Santa Ana wind conditions, increasing the fire danger to our community.
IT IS IMPORTANT FOR EVERY RESIDENT APPLY FOR AND USE THE FUNDS AVAILABLE FROM SDG&E TO IMPROVE YOUR STRUCTURES AND DEFENSIBLE SPACE.
Even if your parcel is labeled "INELIGIBLE,"call the Information Office and explain that your property is located in Deerhorn Valley, and surrounding properties are "eligible."
IF YOU ARE STILL DENIED, submit an application anyway and state that your residence is located in the Dulzura Fireshed of the Powerlink Corridor: an area with the highest level of fire danger during Santa Anas, Red Flags, and other "extreme" conditions.
IF YOU ARE DENIED A FIRE MITIGATION GRANT: Keep ALL written records of the denial and make a note of phone calls.
If your home should be damaged or destroyed in a future fire caused (or made worse) by the Powerlink lines, this will be a critical piece of information to present.
STATEMENT FROM DIANNE JACOB
REGARDING SDG&E'S INVITATION-ONLY CELEBRATION OF THE
$2 BILLION RATE-PAYER-FUNDED SUNRISE POWERLINK:
July 26, 2012
Any policymaker attending this "celebration" needs to justify the line in the face of documented evidence warning of its extreme fire dangers.
SDG&E brushes off concerns about fire safety by claiming that the utility has a fire plan. This doesn't change the fact that the project's environmental documents concluded that fire dangers posed by the line are classified as the highest level possible and cannot be mitigated.
The line traverses some of the most fire-prone terrain in the world. It will impede firefighting efforts from the air because firefighters cannot make water drops on energized lines. Public safety was a big reason why two CPUC judges recommended the line be rejected in 2008. Anyone who supports this line is likely contributing to the next major fire disaster in East County and beyond.
The sad truth is the project's 11,000 page environmental document and two judges at the CPUC concluded that this $2 billion line was not needed to keep the region's lights on now and in the future.
SDG&E CELEBRATES OPENING OF SUBSTATION NEAR ALPINE AND COMPLETION OF SUNRISE POWERLINK