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Santa Cruz County Board of Supervisors to Consider Proposal to Expand Recovery Services to Families Affected by CZU Fire – KION546

SANTA CRUZ COUNTY, Calif. (KION-TV) – The Santa Cruz County Board of Supervisors may consider approving a proposal that would provide more help to families who are still rebuilding their homes after the Fire the CZU.

The Board of Supervisors will consider a $600,000 contract extension with 4-Leaf Inc.

The proposal would allow the Salvage Permit Center to grant fire survivors an additional six months of priority service.

The center was created to help fire victims with the rebuilding process, including insurance, FEMA paperwork and environmental codes.

“It’s really about helping our fire survivors and I think it helps the community as a whole by making sure these people stay in the neighborhood so they don’t have to move somewhere else,” said Santa Cruz County Public Information Officer Jason Hoppin. “We think it’s good for the whole community.”

A county report says 158 permits for single-family homes are currently under construction.

The report indicates that 65 percent of households submitted pre-clearance applications while 35 percent of affected plots never submitted a pre-clearance application. In total, 193 plots affected by the CZU were sold.

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