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Aug 06

Residents invited to provide input on the Local Hazard Mitigation Plan

Posted on August 6, 2021 at 12:20 pm by Clay Curtin

The County of San Mateo in partnership with the City of Menlo Park and 34 other cities and special districts is updating the Multijurisdictional Local Hazard Mitigation Plan. An updated Local Hazard Mitigation Plan will serve as a meaningful template to address natural hazards such as earthquakes, flooding and climate change.

The City seeks the public’s help in identifying solutions to the problems associated with natural hazards and invites residents to participate in the process by:

  1. Reviewing the draft Local Hazard Mitigation Plan released August 5.
  2. Attending the next virtual public workshop at 4 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 12

Residents are invited to provide comments on the County’s Local Hazard Mitigation Plan website from Aug. 5-23.

The Local Hazard Mitigation Plan will be submitted to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) August 31.

Once approved by FEMA and Cal OES, the updated plan ensures the City of Menlo Park remains 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 Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC) program.