Oakland’s Wildfire Prevention
Keep Oakland Firesafe 2013 is a grassroots
campaign to renew Oakland's Wildfire Prevention Assessment District (WPAD)
before it sunsets in 2014.
In 2003, residents of the Oakland hills established the Wildfire Prevention Assessment District (WPAD) to provide annual funding to assist home and property owners in preventing urban wildfires through vegetation management and education.
For the past 10 years, the WPAD has successfully reduced the risk of wildfires in our fire-prone Oakland Hills through:
· Goat grazing
· Roadside clearance along major hill access routes
· Free curbside chipping service
· Green debris removal
· Oversight of the annual fire safety inspections
· Creation of fire breaks on public properties
· Ongoing education and outreach
· High fire danger signage
· Creation of a vegetation management plan
· New remote weather stations/better fire danger notices
We anticipate the actual mail-in ballot for the renewal effort will occur in late fall of 2013. Meanwhile, there is a lot we have to do between now and then and we could use your support.