Local Hazard Mitigation Plan

The City’s Local Hazard Mitigation Plan (LHMP) is available for review at the above link and as well as at City Hall. The LHMP includes a broad range of activities designed to protect homes, schools, public buildings and critical facilities. History shows that physical, financial, and emotional loss caused by disasters can be reduced significantly through hazard mitigation planning as it focuses attention and resources on solving a particular problem and thereby produces successive benefits over time. The purpose of a LHMP is to reduce or eliminate long-term risk to people and property from natural hazards and their effects on the City. An updated and adopted Plan is required not only to reduce risk to the community, but to maintain eligibility for certain types of non-emergency, disaster mitigation funding from FEMA under the Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000.

This is an opportunity for the public to comment on the draft of the LHMP. The draft Plan is available for public review starting February 7th, 2020, with comments due no later than February 21st, 2020. The LHMP has been prepared with input from various departments which includes the Fire Department, Police Department, Public Works, Finance, Planning and Community Preservation, Human Resources, and the City Manager’s office.

The comments gathered from the community, supporting agencies, other stakeholders, and the general public will be incorporated into another draft that will be submitted to CAL OES and FEMA. 

Please email any input that you may have to Fire Chief Brent Bartlett.

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