Meeting Time: April 06, 2021 at 6:00pm PDT
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4.4. VEGETATIVE FUELS MANAGEMENT PLAN AND PROGRAM ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT REPORT Using funds from a CalFire Community Wildfire Prevention Grant, a Vegetative Fuels Management Plan (VFMP) was prepared to describe actions that the City will implement on the City's approximate 6,400 acres of parks, greenways, and open spaces to minimize the risk of catastrophic wildfire and to enhance ecological health. Adoption of the VFMP is a project under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), so an environmental document, in this case a programmatic EIR, was prepared to analyze the effects of adopting the VFMP. At its 3/08/21 Special Meeting, the Bidwell Park & Playground Commission (BPPC) reviewed the Final Program Environmental Impact Report (PEIR) for the VFMP, which includes the responses to the comments received and any changes made to the PEIR and VFMP in response to those comments. The Council will consider approving resolutions to certify the Final PEIR and its associated Mitigation Monitoring and Reporting Program, and to adopt the Final VFMP. These documents are available on the City's website at: https://www.chico.ca.us/post/vegetative-fuels-management-plan.

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    Katie VanderwallCook at April 06, 2021 at 4:29pm PDT

    The Mechopda must hold a huge place at this planning table and lead the process.
    It’s their land and they know the best practices on shepherding it

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    Alicia Trider at April 06, 2021 at 9:27am PDT

    According to Attachment B, "input was solicited from the Mechoopda Tribe during the planning process." However, I want the City to work alongside the Mechoopda's Office of Environmental Planning and Protection to implement this Vegetative Fuels Management Plan. The Mechoopda are the original stewards of this land and we have a lot to learn from them. Please add an addendum to this resolution to include the Mechoopda in advisory roles and in the implementation process of the VFMP.

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    Kim Dietz at April 05, 2021 at 7:14pm PDT

    I support the staff recommendation and urge the city council to approve all actions associated with the Vegetative fuels management plan.