Local Hazard Mitigation Plan

Local Hazard Mitigation Plan updates

Hazard Mitigation PlanOn October 30, 2000, the President signed the Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000 (DMA) into law. The DMA requires local agencies to adopt an approved Hazard Mitigation Plan to be eligible for hazard mitigation funding. The DMA provides that a local agency may adopt a Local Hazard Mitigation Plan or participate in the preparation of and adopt a Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan.

The Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG) invited a number of agencies to participate in its Multi-Jurisdictional Plan. Rather than pursuing the Local Hazard Mitigation Plan for the City as a single entity, staff decided to pursue the more cost-effective option - participation in the ABAG Multi-Jurisdictional Plan. This enabled us to use ABAG's information already gathered for the region. We were responsible for identifying hazards and, as a result, hazard mitigation strategies for our jurisdiction.

The City's Local Hazard Mitigation Plan was adopted by Council on July 26, 2005 and approved by FEMA in October 2005. Having a FEMA approved plan ensures we are eligible for mitigation grant funds such as HMGP (Hazard Mitigation Grant Program), FMA (Flood Mitigation Assistance), and Pre-Disaster Mitigation (PDM).

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