The Road Map identifies community values and assessment of current capacities for wildfire risk management. The process included:
Identify Project Priority and Sequencing
Stakeholder Analysis and Engagement Strategy
Pursue diverse funding sources
Community-Supported Grazing Program
Look to local, regional and state funding and other assistance to support plan
Green Bond Program
Develop Preliminary Action Plans
Prepare Operational Plans for Priority Projects
Implementation of First Year Priority Projects
A Core Working Group was formed for the development of the Road Map. The Working Group consisted of diverse professionals covering a wide range of knowledge, experience and expertise, including fire prevention, firefighting, fire safety engineering, hydrology, resource management, legal, business, nonprofit organizations, political engagement, and education.
Public Feedback was gathered from an online survey for demographics, experiences, risk perceptions, attitudes, concerns, particularly post-Thomas Fire. The Survey wad designed to identify:
Areas for Improvement
Prioritizing Action Items
The Road Map identified the priority concerns of the Ojai Valley community:
In response to these concerns, the priority projects and assessments described on this site were developed and being implemented as funding is obtained.