Meetings & Events

Fire Rebuild Workshops

The Malibu Planning Department will hold two Rebuild Workshops and Consultations on March 28 and 31 with multiple departments and agencies providing assistance and resources to Malibu residents who are going through the rebuilding process following the Woolsey Fire.

Both workshops are open to anyone to attend. The workshop on Thursday, March 28, 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM, is geared toward professionals. The workshop on Sunday, March 31, 2:00 PM – 5:30 PM, is geared toward property owners.

Representatives from all the City departments of Planning, Building Safety, Geology, Biology, Public Works and Environmental Health as well as other agencies, including the L.A. County Fire Department, Waterworks District 29 and Southern California Edison will be participating. Each workshop will consist of brief updates from each department and a Q&A session, followed by open counter hours staffed by each department or agency for one-on-one project-specific consultations. No appointments are necessary.

Thursday, March 28

2:00 PM – 3:30 PM – Rebuild Presentation

3:30 PM – 5:30 PM – Open Counter Hours

Sunday, March 31

2:00 pm – 3:30 pm – Rebuild Presentation

3:30 pm – 5:30 pm – Open Counter Hours

Each workshop in City Hall will be immediately followed by specially scheduled open counter hours so that attendees can immediately take steps with staff to move their process forward.

Tree People: Rebuilding Resilience after Fires, Lessons Learned from Australia - April 9, 6:00 PM

Presented in partnership with Tree People, this workshop will teach the most innovative best practices to increase fire-resilience for homes in high fire-risk areas such as Malibu. Australian Emergency Management experts will share constructive lessons learned from the “Black Saturday Bushfires” of 2009 and present practical modifications in building design and materials to increase fire safety and resiliency for residents who are embarking on the post-fire rebuilding process. The workshop will include an interactive Q&A session. RSVP to Shea Cunningham at 310-456-2489 ext. 236 or email More information at

Previous Meetings


Two public Listening Sessions to capture the experiences of residents affected by the Woolsey Fire were held on February 23 and March 3. The public testimony during the Listening Sessions will inform the report being prepared by LA County about emergency notification, evacuation, and repopulation procedures during the Woolsey Fire. 

Meeting Videos & Transcripts:

Disaster Response and Recovery Ad Hoc Committee Community Meeting - February 12

Mayor Pro Tem Karen Farrer and Councilmember Mikke Pierson, Chairs of the Council's Disaster Response and Recovery Ad Hoc Committee, held their first public community meeting at City Hall.The committee gives the public the opportunity to share their stories, ideas and insights, and ask questions with the goal of understanding the Woolsey Fire disaster and helping the community and the City be better prepared for future disasters. 

the meeting is available to watch here:


Los Angeles County Fire Department Chief Daryl L. Osby held a Town Hall Meeting to discuss the Woolsey Fire incident.

In response to requests from community members for the complete video recording of the Town Hall Meeting, the footage from the meeting has been uploaded in its original format here:

Please understand that public comments not delivered directly into a microphone may be difficult to hear.

An edited version of key points and presentation references can be viewed here: 

Recovery Town Hall Meetings - December 13 & 16

LA County Supervisor Sheila Kuehl and her staff hosted two town hall meetings to provide information and answer questions regarding the fire recovery effort. Both meetings can be viewed in the links below:

Thursday, December 13 Meeting at King Gillette Ranch

Sunday, December 16 Meeting at Pepperdine University

Evacuee Update Meeting - November 13

The LA County Fire Department and City of Malibu hosted a meeting on November 13 at Santa Monica High School to provide updates to Malibu evacuees from the Woolsey Fire. The meeting video can be viewed on the City's YouTube Channel. Below are questions submitted online prior to and by attendees at the meeting, as well as answers provided: