Irvine Mayor Khan Hosts OC Wildfire Insurance Town Hall with CA Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara

Mayor Farrah N. Khan. (Photo by Keyang Pang/UNE)

IRVINE- Mayor Farrah N. Khan, City of Irvine, hosted California Department of Insurance (CDI) Commissioner Ricardo Lara for a virtual Wildfire Insurance Town Hall. This was an opportunity for Irvine/OC residents to hear from experts about emergency preparedness and about how California is addressing the homeowner insurance crisis. Special guests included Irvine Police Department (IPD) Chief Michael Kent, IPD and Orange County Fire Authority (OCFA) Chief Nick Freeman.

“I’ve heard from our communities about their concerns regarding wildfire insurance in our areas,” said Mayor Farrah N. Khan. “Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara and the California Department of Insurance (CDI) are great resources for our OC residents. We appreciate Commissioner Ricardo Lara sharing invaluable information on upcoming insurance reforms that will better support the community.”

CDI Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara shared his thoughts below.

“In our current difficult insurance market, it’s critical that we all work together for safer communities,” said Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara. “My new Safer from Wildfires program helps you save money on insurance while protecting your property. And if you have any questions about your insurance coverage or need help searching the market, my Department of Insurance is here to help.” Contact the Department of Insurance at 800-927-4357 or online chat at and visit the website to learn about Safer from Wildfires.

Recordings of the virtual Wildfire Insurance Town Hall can be found here:



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