City to Hold Public Safety Meetings, Beginning with Fire Preparedness

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Malibu City Hall

The City of Malibu will be holding the first of many town hall meetings regarding public safety on Thursday, June 29, at 7 p.m. This meeting will touch on fire season preparedness and will inform residents about what to expect in regards to their pets, their properties, possible evacuations and the city’s preparedness.

The meeting will be held at City Hall in the Multi-Purpose Room, and is open to all with no RSVPs required.

“Wildfires are a real threat to the people and property in Malibu,” said Mayor Skylar Peak, according to a City of Malibu press release. “Preparation for wildfires is critical to the public safety of the Malibu community.”

The first meeting will feature speakers from the Los Angeles County Fire Department, Sheriff’s Department, Animal Services Department, American Red Cross, and Susan Dueñas, Malibu’s public safety manager. They will inform residents on what to expect regarding fire season based on the vegetation growth from this past winter’s heavy rainfall. The meeting will also cover updated family emergency preparedness plans, as well as essential items for emergency “go bags.”

The meeting on June 29 will offer fire season preparedness, while future meetings may cover other public safety issues like, earthquakes, storms and flooding, or terrorist attacks and active shooter incidents. Refreshments will be provided. For more information, contact Susan Dueñas, Malibu’s public safety manager, at 310.456.2489 ext. 313 or email SDuenas@malibucity.org.