Fire Recovery Council Sends Recommendations To Governor

The Eagle Creek Wildfire Recovery Council has finished its work and has sent recommendations to Governor Kate Brown addressing three focus areas.  The group put together through the state of Oregon’s Regional Solutions program was made up of a number of state and local governmental representatives from the fire area and other stakeholders.  Hood River County Commissioner Karen Joplin was part of the council, and says helping Cascade Locks became the key point.  Investing to diversify the kinds of businesses in Cascade Locks, creating easily accessible loans for businesses deeply impacted by the fire, and dealing with damage suffered on the trails were identified as key areas to address.  The recommendations have gone to the governor, in time for the upcoming legislative session.

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