What's New - ABAG to Prepare Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan
ABAG has received a major grant to prepare a multi-hazard multi-jurisdictional Local Hazard Mitigation Plan (LHMP) for the Bay Area. The federal Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000 (DMA 2000) requires that cities, counties, and special districts have a Local Hazard Mitigation Plan to be eligible to receive FEMA hazard mitigation funds. To assist local governments in meeting this requirement, ABAG has received a grant from FEMA to prepare a multi-jurisdictional plan that fulfills the requirements of DMA 2000. Cities and counties can adopt and use all or part of this multi-jurisdictional plan in lieu of preparing all or part of a Local Hazard Mitigation Plan themselves. They need to have participated in the development of the multi-jurisdictional plan to adopt it, however.
As a first step in this process, ABAG is holding a series of workshops in each of the counties of the San Francisco Bay Area. Policy, planning, building, public works, and emergency management staff from cities, counties, and special districts should participate in one of these workshops. Pre-registration is required. Contact Michael Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org. More information is included in the flier developed for each county (viewed by selecting the appropriate county). If you are unable to attend the workshop given in your county, feel free to attend a different workshop.
June 1 - San Francisco (workshop
June 2 - Alameda County (workshop completed)
June 8 - Sonoma County (workshop completed)
June 17 - Marin County (workshop completed)
June 23 - San Mateo County (workshop completed)
June 28 - Contra Costa County (workshop completed)
June 30 - Santa Clara County (workshop completed)
July 8 - Solano County
July 22 - Napa County (invitational forum)