Altadena Coalition of Neighborhood Associations

Letter from the Fire Chief and the Water Company’s response

A recent letter issued by L.A. County Fire Chief Daryl Osby encourages our Altadena residents (specifically those who reside in the wildland-urban interface) to “judiciously water plants and ornamental vegetation in accordance with local water restriction ordinances.”  We support Fire Chief Osby’s request and emphasize proper maintenance and removal of dead plants and other dry materials as equally important.
To clarify, Fire Chief Osby’s request does not ask for additional irrigation rather for a focus on irrigating susceptible areas that contain dry vegetation.  As a consequence of prolonged drought, it only takes a single ember to ignite dry vegetation and put our homes at immediate risk.  We need to work together to limit potential fuel sources and give our firefighters the best opportunity to combat wildfires.


The Altadena Coalition of Neighborhood Associations was established in 2010 to provide a means for Altadena neighborhood associations and Neighborhood Watch groups to network and share ideas and best practices. ACONA meetings are held bimonthly at the Altadena Library. All are welcome to attend.

Next Meeting

November 3 2015, 7-8:30 p.m.
Altadena Library Community Room

Topic: TBA

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March 24
May 26
September 29
November 3

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