Sen. Dodd: Virtual Town Hall on Wildfire Preparedness is Aug. 16

SONOMA – Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, will host a virtual town hall Aug. 16 on wildfire and emergency preparedness featuring Mark Ghilarducci, director of the California Office of Emergency Services and Marybel Batjer, president of the California Public Utilities Commission.

Panelists will focus on the statewide response to California’s wildfires including improvements to public safety power shutoffs, evacuations and more resilient emergency communications.

The town hall will be streamed live over multiple channels and broadcast on KSVY Sonoma. Panelists will take live and submitted questions.

Who: Sen. Dodd; Mark Ghilarducci, director of Cal OES; Marybel Batjer, president of the CPUC and Alfredo Pedroza, chair of the Napa County Board of Supervisors; other panelists TBD.

What: Virtual Town Hall: Emergency Preparedness

When: 6 p.m., Aug. 16, 2021

How to attend:

Streaming live audio:


The event also will be broadcast locally on KSVY 91.3 FM

Email questions to:

Call-in questions: 707-933-9133 


Senator Bill Dodd represents the 3rd Senate District, which includes all or portions of Napa, Solano, Yolo, Sonoma, Contra Costa, and Sacramento counties. You can learn more about the district and Senator Dodd at