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Sen. Dodd to host power shutoff and wildfire safety forum

Sen. Dodd to host power shutoff and wildfire safety forum

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Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, will host a town hall meeting Tuesday, Nov. 19, in Napa to discuss continued concern over wildfire safety and recent widespread electric power shutoffs by Pacific Gas & Electric Co.

“We must keep our communities safe, and the way PG&E has responded is unacceptable,” said Dodd. “I’m calling for fundamental change to the governance, control and oversight of the troubled utility.”

The town hall will feature a panel of state and local experts discussing actions already underway to protect the public, necessary improvements and next steps. It will be co-hosted by Assemblymember Cecilia Aguiar-Curry, D-Winters.

The town hall will be in the Napa Valley College Little Theater, 2277 Napa-Vallejo Highway, from 6 to 7:30 p.m.

You can reach City Editor Kevin Courtney at kcourtney@napanews.com or at 707-256-2217.

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Kevin has been city editor since September 2010. He joined the Register in 1973 as a reporter. He covered Napa City Hall and assorted other beats over the years. Kevin has been writing his Napa Journal column on Sundays since 1989.

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