Pacific Gas & Electric will pay Napa County $34 million and the city of Napa $6.3 million for damage caused by the October 2017 wildfires.
That is the result of a $415 million mediated lawsuit settlement involving nine counties and cities announced in June 2019. At the time, however, it was unknown how the money would be divided among the nine jurisdictions.
County Supervisor Brad Wagenknecht called the October 2017 fires a “hit in the gut.” Napa County’s share of $34 million, he said, replenishes money for the next gut punch, which just happens to be here – the COVID-19 pandemic.
“What a great time to receive a settlement like this,” Supervisor Ryan Gregory said.