California’s new Governor proposes cameras in the woods as part of the $305M thrust in the fire-safety spending

Gov. Gavin Newsom describes the emergency planning during a visit to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection CalFire Colfax Station Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019, in Colfax, California. (Associated Press)

California’s new Governor on Tuesday proposed spending $105 million more per year on wildfire safety in the Wake of the devastating fires that cost billions of dollars in damage.

The funds would increase to more helicopter, remote infrared cameras, the fires can help, better alert systems and new technologies for the exploitation of satellite images, the Sacramento Bee reported.

“With broad brush strokes, we intensify our game. I hear you, I understand that we need to do more,” Democrat Gavin Newsom, 51, said during his first full day in office, in addition to the emergency-service officials at a California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire) station.


The increase in funding would be in addition to the $ 200 million that state lawmakers already set aside, said last fall for the state forestry, bringing new spending to $305 million, Newsom.

“With broad brush strokes, we intensify our game. I hear you, I understand, we need to do more.”

— California Gov. Gavin Newsom

of the proposed increase would be spent in the overhaul of the state’s 911 system, the reported bee. Newsom said he wants to spend $10 million this year and $50 million in the next year, and wants the cost to be covered at some point by the Californians about a “relatively modest” fee on your monthly phone.

Newsom also wants services Fund for mental health for first responders and to hire more firefighters, reported the bee.

A day earlier, Newsom pushed for a comprehensive new health agenda for California, would provide significantly more benefits for illegal immigrants and protecting the Affordable Care Act, which a Federal judge recently proposed as unconstitutional.


Newsom also indicated its intention to abandon the relative fiscal discipline in that the recent term of office of his predecessor, Jerry Brown, from 2011 to 2019. Brown sometimes rebuked, to spend progressive efforts on various social programs.

“For the past eight years, California has built a Foundation of rock,” Newsom speech remarks said during his inaugural. “Our task now is not to rest on this basis. It is, and build our house.”

Newsom, a former mayor of San Francisco, served as lieutenant Governor under Brown.

Fox News Gregg Re contributed to this report.

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