TEHAMA COUNTY, Calif. — First District State Senator Brian Dahle spoke at the Tehama County Board of Supervisors meeting about his priorities for the area, in the current legislative session, on Tuesday afternoon.
During his speech, Dahle covered several topics including how he is working with Senator Caballero on the cost of MediCal and MediAid, and how they affect hospitals' business. Dahle said he knows that in some rural areas with a hospital, you don't have a town.
While speaking to supervisors, Dahle said he wanted to assure them that he is here to serve them and will be involved in the lower-level issues because he knows how frustrating it can be when legislators aren't involved at the lower levels.
Afterwards, KRCR was able to talk to Dahle about his concerns about potential storm impacts in the Northstate.
"We have seen a really big snowpack in the sierras. Obviously, that's going to come down into the valleys at some point. So, yeah, we're going to see some probably local flooding, here, but hopefully our reservoirs will capture most of it and we will be able to manage it in a way that will reduce the impact to the locals," Dahle told KRCR.
He also mentioned their storm response. "We work with the Office of Emergency Services, we post that stuff up on our social media, we reach out to County OES staff and we coordinate with them. We've been doing it a long time for fires, floods and those types of natural disasters."
Senator Dahle also talked about how he has been keeping an eye on the Sites Reservoir.
When he was done with his presentation, District 3 Supervisor Pati Nolen had a few county concerns she wanted to bring to Dahle’s attention.
Nolen mainly let him know about a story we previously covered on Monday about Trinity County residents that are without Frontier landline services during the severe storms.
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She also mentioned briefly growing concerns about increasing crime and waste at the Antelope Homewood mobile home park in Red Bluff.
To see the full Board of Supervisors meeting click here.