Supervisor William Metz
To whom it may concern. Our community which borders the Cleveland National Forest is in imminent danger to catastrophic wildfire. Your crews in 2005 masticated native brush at a distance of least 300 feet from our property lines into the bordering Cleveland National Forest.
Now the brush is fully grown back and put us in grave danger to catastrophic wildfire. In addition the Sunrise Power Link’s transmission towers and cables have been erected and will now inhibit Cal Fire’s ability to control seasonal wildfires.
We are demanding to know from you when your crews will be returning to once again clear a defensible zone around our community? As you know we are not allowed to cut any brush down on forest lands. Please respond in writing with your plan and dates when you will return to do work.
Because of several factors, one being your approval of the Sunrise Power Links path through National Forest Lands, it is your responsibility to maintain a safe buffer zone from wildfire around our entire community.
CC: Copies of this letter will be distributed to The Alpine Sun, East County Gazette and our Federal and State representatives.