Local Hazard Mitigation Plan
The City of San Rafael is in the process of developing a Local Hazard Mitigation Plan (LHMP) for the City. Hazard mitigation planning is the process through which hazards that threaten communities are identified, likely impacts of those hazards are determined, mitigation goals are set, and appropriate strategies to lessen impacts are determined, prioritized, and implemented. The planning process is heavily dependent on the participation of representatives from local government agencies and departments, the general public, and other stakeholder groups.
The Federal Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000 outlines a process which cities, counties, and special districts can follow to develop a Local Hazard Mitigation Plan. Development of this plan is a requirement for certain pre-and post-disaster funding from CalOES and FEMA.
In August 2016, we entered into an agreement with Foster Morrison Consulting for consulting services to create a FEMA approved LHMP.
Participate in Making San Rafael Disaster Resilient
February 22nd Community Mitigation Planning Meeting
On February 22nd from 6:00 to 7:30 pm, the City of San Rafael will be holding a mitigation planning meeting in the Community Development conference room on the second floor of City Hall. At this meeting, participants will receive an overview of the LHMP project and review the City's risk assessment maps, data and findings to date. The City will also be soliciting feedback on possible mitigation strategies and projects that address hazards of concern in the Community. If you can't make it to the meeting on the 22nd please give us your feedback by completing the survey below.