Operation Recovery

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The Malibu Jewish Center & Synagogue opens its doors to host the first Operation Recovery meeting on Sunday.

Offering Woolsey Fire Victims and the Malibu Community Resources and Information They Need to Rebuild Fire Safe Homes in a Fire Safe Community

Program Dates and Videos of Previous Programs Below 

Coastal Commission / City Council Actions Re: Rebuilding 

The California Coastal Commission approved the City’s proposed Local Coastal Program (LCP) Amendments that are meant to assist residents with rebuilding after the Woolsey Fire at the Commission’s meeting in Los Angeles on March 7. The LCP amendment: (1) refines existing temporary housing regulations, (2) clarifies that the removal of native trees damaged or destroyed by a natural disaster may be exempt from native tree protection provisions of the LCP, (3) adds a de minimis waiver procedure that would allow the City to waive the CDP requirement for proposed upgrades to onsite wastewater treatment systems for structures that were damaged or destroyed by natural disaster and for minor access road improvements required by the Fire Department after a natural disaster, (4) allows temporary housing structures necessary for use during reconstruction of a residence destroyed due to a natural disaster to be processed as an emergency CDP, and (5) makes other minor corrections and language revisions. The amendments went into effect immediately following the Commission’s certification. 

 On Going Program

Fire Department Rebuilding Consultations – City Hall – Tuesdays & Thursdays 8AM – 12

March 28  and March 31

CITY OF MALIBU – FIRE REBUILD WORKSHOPS

The Malibu Planning Department will hold two Rebuild Workshops and Consultations on March 28 and 31 with multiple departments and agencies providing assistance and resources to Malibu residents who are going through the rebuilding process following the Woolsey Fire. Both workshops are open to anyone to attend. The workshop on Thursday, March 28, 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM, is geared toward professionals. The workshop on Sunday, March 31, 2:00 PM – 5:30 PM, is geared toward property owners. Both workshops take place at Malibu City Hall. 

March 30, April 13, April 27 

Rebuilding Workshops & More 

Schedule a FREE One on One Consultation for Rebuilding in LA County Unincorporated Areas

Call Zaim Khayat or Ron Dockery for Information and Reservations 818-880-4150

9AM – 2PM – 26600 Agoura Road, Calabasas Suite 110

March 23 Re-Bu Live!

A day of food, music, learning!

Meet the Vendors Rebuilding Malibu – Listen to Live Q&As from Local Experts

Hosted by Burge Associates Architects / Sponsored by the Malibu Foundation 11AM-3PM at Trancas Country Mart   #RebuildMalibu

April 9

Building Fire Resilient Homes and Communities: Innovations and Lessons from Australia

TreePeople is holding a symposium in Malibu. Open to the public, each event will inform and educate those living in or near high-fire risk areas on how to modify or rebuild their homes with the most innovative Best Management Practices aimed at increasing fire resilience.  Space is limited at each event, so please RSVP for one of the following symposiums. TUESDAY, APRIL 9, 2019, Malibu City Hall Council Chambers / Malibu Civic Theater, 23825 Stuart Ranch Road, Malibu, CA 90265, 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM to RSVP enter following link into your browser. www.eventbrite.com/e/building-fire-resilient-homes-and-communities-innovations-and-lessons-from-australia-for-the-tickets-57411865435

Save the Date – Tentatively Scheduled for April 14

To Rebuild or Not to Rebuild – That is the Question?? 

If you are wondering if selling the lot where your fire destroyed home once stood and moving on is the best decisions, OR if it would be better to hold onto the lot, OR should you build and sell –Or? You will want to attend this fact filled workshop. Local Legal, Real Estate, Financial, Construction and other experts will present important information to help you make an informed decision. Details to follow. 

JEWISH FREE LOAN HELPS FIRE VICTIMS 

Jewish Free Loan of Los Angeles is offering interest-free loans to LA and Ventura county residents, of any faith, affected by the recent fires. Individuals are eligible for up to $15,000 and small business owners and institutions may seek up to $75,000. Borrowers do not need collateral for an interest-free loan. Instead, borrowers should seek 1-2 loan guarantors with good credit to sign on the loan. Applying for an interest-free loan begins online at jfla.org with a pre-loan application. Jewish Free Loan will review completed loan applications on a weekly basis to ensure a timely turnaround. There are no fees and there is no interest ever.

Important Notice Re Sandbags

Plastic Sandbags are Banned in the City of Malibu

The use of plastic sandbags is banned in the City of Malibu under an ordinance passed May 8, 2017 in order to protect the environment from plastic pollution area. Burlap or jute sandbags can provide the same erosion and flooding protection as plastic sandbags, but do not have the same environmental impact. Any inventories of plastic sandbags should be removed from their Malibu locations. For more information, visit www.malibucity.org/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=808.

PREVIOUS WORKSHOP VIDEO

THE PROMISE OF PREFAB: MYTHS AND REALITIES 

This workshop is designed to inform and educate Malibu and Santa Monica Mountains area Woolsey Fire victims about prefab design and additional environmental benefits. www.facebook.com/kerbox1/videos/10156677208996634/

REBUILDING 101 – WORKSHOP HELD ON 2/16 – INFORMATION AND VIDEO LINK

First in a series of workshops designed to provide you with everything you need to know – but never before needed to know before about building a house. vimeo.com/317744082?fbclid=IwAR2lUUroUg2ZuPxobKUPa_4jYbz-uvXTFILXLbKCUfhiAKmZ-DXvGSXPvHE

HIRING A LAW FIRM WORKSHOP HELD ON 2/10 – INFORMATION AND VIDEO LINK BELOW

www.facebook.com/bruce.silverstein.7/posts/2653376581369303 

LA COUNTY TASK FORCE – WOOLSEY FIRE LISTENING SESSIONS

Two public Listening Sessions to capture the experiences of residents affected by the Woolsey Fire were held on February 23 and March 3. The public testimony during the Listening Sessions will inform the report being prepared by LA County about emergency notification, evacuation, and repopulation procedures during the Woolsey Fire. hwww.youtube.com/watch?v=dVJ0XjRrc5I&feature=youtu.be

 PLEASE NOTE 

Latest City Policy Regarding Allowing Temporary Housing During Rebuilding

The City Council voted to change the definition of temporary structures to allow a wider variety of temporary dwelling units, rather than only trailers, to be placed temporarily on burned out properties so that residents have more options live in while rebuilding. Those could include Conex trailers, double-wides, camper trailers, and other types of units, as long as they meet certain requirements. Approvals to maintain such units permanently as accessory dwelling units are possible. Property owners should consult City staff for details. 

JOIN US! 

Operation Recovery is an independent, all-volunteer community project sponsored by the Malibu Dolphin Charitable Foundation. We welcome the participation of other like-minded groups and individuals to help us meet the needs of Malibu residents affected by the Woolsey fire. For information call Karen York, 310-456-5507 ext. 117