The City of Calabasas has announced a $4 million settlement with Southern California Edison to resolve wildfire claims resulting from the 2018 Woolsey Fire.
Calabasas’ $4 million settlement is part of a larger $360 million settlement for a group of 23 public entities, but does not affect the claims of residents, individuals, or businesses affected by the fires.
“Calabasas suffered taxpayer losses stemming from the 2018 Woolsey Fire,” said Calabasas Mayor David J. Shapiro. “The funding coming to the City from this settlement will replenish the City’s resources, and be used as the City Council directs, including helping replace the City’s losses and mitigating the impact of the fire on the City’s community. We look forward to working with SCE to tackle the common challenges facing our community.”
Calabasas is represented by Contract City Attorneys Scott Howard and Matthew Summers with Colantuono, Highsmith & Whatley, PC; and by outside counsel, Baron & Budd attorneys Scott Summy, John Fiske, Torri Sherlin, and Stephen Johnston, who represent 45 public entities in wildfire settlements statewide.