As survivors of last fall’s Woolsey Fire in Los Angeles and Ventura Counties work their way down the road to rebuilding, the Contractors State License Board (CSLB) is teaming up with local and state partners to help make sure they, and the licensed contractors who will be doing the work are ready.
On Saturday, April 13, CSLB, along with the city of Malibu and Los Angeles County Department of Public Works will present two 90-minute wildfire rebuilding workshops. Both workshops are also hosted by Assemblymember Richard Bloom, State Senator Henry Stern, and Los Angeles County Supervisor Sheila Kuehl.
The first workshop, focusing on homeowners, will cover topics including the rebuilding process, tips on how to hire a licensed contractor, requirements for contract and change orders, insurance requirements, mechanics lien rules, other important things to remember when managing a construction project. Attendees will also learn about laws in-place to help protect homeowners.
This workshop will take place in the Council Chambers at Malibu City Hall, 23825 Stuart Ranch Road, in Malibu, starting at 1 p.m.
“Survivors should know that when it comes to rebuilding their homes and their lives that they’re not alone,” said CSLB Registrar David Fogt. “There are many organizations, including CSLB, here to help make the road a little smoother.”
Earlier that same day (10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.) at the same location, a workshop will be held for licensed contractors who hope to get hired by survivors for rebuilding jobs. That contractor-focused workshop will provide helpful information about local building requirements, insurance requirements, Home Improvement Salesperson (HIS) requirements, bond options, how to make license changes, mechanics lien rules, and best practices for preventing complaints.
Learn more about the homeowner workshop and register to attend at: https://a50.asmdc.org/event/20190413-woolsey-wildfire-reconstruction. Learn more about the contractor workshop and register by calling (310) 450-0041.
The Contractors State License Board operates under the umbrella of the California Department of Consumer Affairs. CSLB licenses and regulates almost 290,000 contractors in California and is regarded as one of the leading consumer protection agencies in the United States. In fiscal year 2017-18, CSLB helped recover over $50 million in ordered restitution for consumers.
Submitted by Matt Myerhoff, Malibu Media Information Officer

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