Who pays for debris clean up?

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Santa Barbara County officials say they have spent about $46 million in emergency response, repairs and recovery work for the Thomas Fire and mudslides in Montecito. Most of that should be reimbursable from federal and state agencies. But, according to Assistant County Executive Officer Jeff Frapwell, it could take several years for the Federal Emergency Management Administration and California Office of Emergency Services to reimburse the county for its emergency spending.



  • Jeff Frapwell - Assistant CEO at the Santa Barbara County Executive Office


Kathryn Barnes