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DATE: MAY 16, 2006
SUBJECT: DEL CERRO FIRE SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT
Although the nearby property owners were spared any significant structural damage, approximately 179 acres of brush and native vegetation were destroyed. Of the area that burned, approximately 17.5 acres were on land owned by the City (the remainder is primarily owned by York Long Point). The 17.5 acres of City-owned land are designated as a Nature Preserve and provide habitat for native species including the California Gnatcatcher. In addition, the city land denuded of vegetation has become of concern to the property owners living upslope due to the possibility of soil erosion and slope failure.
On October 24, 2005 the City filed a claim against SCE for $78,750, which we estimated as the cost of re-vegetating the burned area.