House Committee on Wildfire Recovery invites the public to share at upcoming meeting



This announcement is available for download as a PDF in English and Spanish

Wildfire Recovery Public Hearing

Tuesday, February 15

5:30 – 7:30 PM


The Oregon Legislature House Special Committee on Wildfire Recovery will be holding a public hearing for wildfire survivors. The committee would like to hear about your wildfire recovery experience, including any challenges you continue to face rebuilding your homes, communities, and lives.


Your stories will help legislators understand what is going well in fire-affected areas, and what needs still remain.


All members of the public are invited and welcome to join the meeting to share your story. This is a remote meeting held via internet and/or phone.


How to Testify (Audio and/or Video)


You must register in advance to provide verbal testimony during the public hearing. There are two ways to register:


  • INTERNET. Click on this link - https://survey.sjc1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_eJ9BQFnnvQYvMR8 – and fill in your name and contact information. The system will then send you an email with a meeting link and instructions for delivering your verbal/video testimony using the Microsoft Teams platform. The registration link can also be found on the committee’s agenda on the Oregon Legislative Information System (OLIS) website.

  • PHONE. Call toll-free 833-588-4500. The phone system will provide you with a phone number and access code to call into the meeting and deliver your verbal/audio testimony.

  • If you are unable to access a phone or internet, a public access station will be set up at the State Capitol building on the evening of the hearing where you can deliver your testimony into a publicly provided laptop.

How to Submit Written Comments


If you would like to submit your story in writing, please email it to hwrec.exhibits@oregonlegislature.gov. Your submission will be posted on the Oregon Legislative Information System (OLIS) website where it can be viewed by legislators and the public.


How to Watch the Meeting


The committee meeting can be viewed “live” online, or via recording after the meeting ends.


  • To watch the meeting in real-time, look up the Oregon State Legislature homepage, and look for the meeting under “Today’s Events at the Capitol.” Click on the “Location” (e.g., Remote D) for a direct link to the meeting video.

  • To watch a recording on your own time, please see the Legislative Video webpage. From there, you can search for a past recording by keyword under the “Recent Archives” section.


Questions?

Please contact Laura Kentnesse, LPRO Analyst, at laura.kentnesse@oregonlegislature.gov or 503-986-1731.


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Wildfire waste and debris removal

The State of Oregon is working with federal, state and local partners to remove hazardous waste, and ash and debris from the 2020 Oregon wildfires safely, efficiently, and as quickly as possible. The Oregon Departments of Transportation, Environmental Quality and Emergency Management are leading the effort, with U.S. Environmental Protection Agency assistance.