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Staff Report
2:23 pm PDT August 2, 2019

A draft of an independent review of the City of Malibu's response to the catatrophic Woolsey Fire was released this week.

The document can be VIEWED HERE and will be presented at the Aug. 12 meeting of the Malibu City Council.

The initial report by council-selected Management Partners is 49 pages and includes analysis and recommendations in four major categories: pre-event planning and training, organizational structure and emergency-operations center operations, information gathering and dissemination, and evacuation and repopulation.

In the release, Management Partners noted that it is unusual to release findings prior to presentation to "the client," in this case the City of Malibu staff.

"In this case it was decided to release the report as a draft to staff and the City Council concurrently in order to avoid any appearance that staff may have unduly influenced our observations and recommendation," the group wrote.

For a detailed report of the draft's release and contents by reporter Suzanne Guldimann, click here.