VIDEO. From the Thursday, August 12th, 2021 meeting by zoom.
Multi-jurisdictional Local Hazard Mitigation Plan 2021 Update Powerpoint210812 Plan Implementation Presentation FINAL
What is Hazard Mitigation Planning?
The Hazard Mitigation Plan assesses hazard vulnerabilities and identifies mitigation actions that jurisdictions will pursue in order to reduce the level of injury, property damage, and community disruption that might otherwise result from such events.
Adoption of the Plan helps the County and its Annex Partners remain eligible for various types of pre and post disaster community assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the State government.
Thurs. August 12th @ 4:00pm – 6:00pm by Zoom.
Press Release Aug. 5, 2021.
Public Asked to Comment on Draft Multijurisdictional
Local Hazard Mitigation Plan
County of San Mateo progressing on update of plan to prepare for natural hazards
REDWOOD CITY — The County of San Mateo, led by the Department of Emergency Management, has made significant progress developing the county’s updated Multijurisdictional Local Hazard Mitigation Plan (LHMP) to address natural hazards such as earthquake, fire, flooding, extreme heat, and landslide.
Since March, the County and its 35 planning partners have sought the public’s help in identifying solutions to the problems associated with natural hazards. As the plan nears completion, the County invites community members to participate in the hazard mitigation plan by:
1) reviewing and commenting on the Draft Multijurisdictional Plan (https://cmo.smcgov.org/2021-multijurisdictional-lhmp); and/or
2) attending the next virtual public workshop on Thursday, Aug. 12, 2021, at 4 p.m.
The County of San Mateo’s current Multijurisdictional Local Hazard Mitigation Plan expires in September 2021. An updated Multijurisdictional Local Hazard Mitigation Plan will serve as a meaningful template for a more resilient and sustainable San Mateo County. The 2021 update will remain active through 2025.
Once approved by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the updated plan ensures the County of San Mateo and its planning partners remain eligible for pre- and post-disaster mitigation project grant funding through FEMA’s Hazard Mitigation Assistance programs and other non-emergency disaster assistance like FEMA’s new Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC) program.
More public engagement opportunities may become available throughout the process and, if so, will be posted to the project website: https://cmo.smcgov.org/multijurisdictional-local-hazard-mitigation-plan
For more information about the County of San Mateo’s Multi-jurisdictional Local Hazard Mitigation Plan or to learn about ways to participate in the development of the LHMP:
Visit the project’s website at: https://cmo.smcgov.org/multijurisdictional-local-hazard-mitigation-plan;
Send an email to MJLHMP@smcgov.org; and/or
Contact Ann Ludwig, Project Manager at 510-734-9831.