Ducey and Cook

Gov. Doug Ducey, right, chats with Rep. David Cook, R-Globe, after touring fire-damaged areas on June 10 in the legislator’s district.

GLOBE -- State Rep. David Cook, chairman of the House Forest and Wildfire Management Ad Hoc Committee, said the panel will hold its next hearing in Globe.

The hearing is scheduled for Tuesday at 1 p.m. at the Globe City Council Chambers, located at 150 North Pine Street in Globe. The hearing is open to the public and news media.

The hearing will focus on the impact that the Woodbury, Bush, and Telegraph Fires had in the Gila County area, and will include presentations and testimony from city, county, and federal officials. Public comment is also invited.

A livestream of the hearing will be available here: https://www.youtube.com/c/CityofGlobeArizona

Prior hearings held at the State Capitol and in Flagstaff have sought to educate committee members and the public on historical and current fire and forest management practices utilized in Arizona and examine community impact.

The Forest and Wildfire Management Ad Hoc Committee is designed to research and make recommendations for potential changes to state and federal laws and regulations related to the management of wildfires in the state of Arizona. Consideration will be given to protocols and accountability for reducing devastation from fire management and post fire hazards, including appropriate services available to rehabilitate from both the state and federal levels of government.

Cook is a Republican member of the Arizona House of Representatives serving Legislative District 8, which includes areas of Pinal and Gila Counties.

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