King City Riverbed Wildfire Prevention Plan Map
King City Riverbed Wildfire Prevention Plan Map

KING CITY — Reducing hazards of fire and floods in the riverbed area adjacent to the community has been an ongoing objective for the City of King.

“The City has made significant progress in obtaining permits to perform annual silt removal to reduce flooding and conducting a number of debris removal activities,” according to a news release from City Manager Steve Adams.

Recently, the City obtained a grant from Cal Fire to prepare a Riverbed Wildfire Prevention Plan, which will lead to implementation of future wildfire prevention measures.

EMC Planning Group and Deer Creek Resources have been hired to assist in preparing the Riverbed Wildfire Prevention Plan. This will include a vegetation management plan that identifies ways to minimize future wildfires along the Salinas River and San Lorenzo Creek corridor.

As part of the plan preparation, the City has scheduled a community meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 28, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the King City Fire Station, 422 Bassett St.

“The purpose of the Community Meeting is to introduce the project, review recently created mapping along the project area, discuss public concerns and public recommendations, and provide a schedule of various steps of the plan preparation,” according to Adams.

The meeting will provide an opportunity to:

  • Give input on areas of concern and ideas to mitigate wildfire impacts within portions of the Salinas River and San Lorenzo Creek;
  • Hear about the progress and timelines of the City’s Riverbed Wildfire Prevention Plan from the City’s project consultants, EMC Planning Group and Deer Creek Resources; and 
  • Learn about wildfire mitigation best practices and view preliminary vegetation and fire behavior mapping.

The City encourages everyone to attend the meeting, during which Spanish translation will be available. Contact City Hall at 831-385-3281 with any questions.

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