“Late last year, the neighborhood of Coffey Park was devastated by the unprecedented Napa and Sonoma County wildfires. The neighborhood of about 7,300 residents saw over 1,300 homes destroyed. The fires wiped out 5% of the housing stock in Santa Rosa and many more structures in the surrounding communities, tragically killing 44 people. A more robust and resilient energy system is needed — one that will not fail during the next crisis. The community also has a strong interest in lowering the environmental impacts of housing and transportation, all while maximizing clean local energy use with solar, energy storage, and electric vehicle charging infrastructure.”
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