Local Hazard Mitigation Plan Update 2012
The Sonoma County Water Agency Board of Directors on December 11, 2012 adopted an updated Local Hazard Mitigation Plan. Below is the final plan.
- View the Final 2012 Plan (PDF, 68MB)
- View the 2008 Plan
- Speak with an expert: We invite you to contact Project Manager Steve Koldis to schedule a meeting with your organization to learn more about the Plan and its update process. Mr. Koldis can be reached by calling 707-547-1914 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Submit your comments electronically by e-mailing us at email@example.com.
Plan update schedule:
- Public presentation of Draft Plan Update: Monday, November 5, 2012 at the Water Advisory Committee meeting at 9:00AM, Utilities Field Operations Training Center, 35 Stony Point Road, Santa Rosa, CA
- Board of Directors meeting for Plan Update approval: Tuesday, December 11, 2012 at the Board of Supervisors Chambers (see Agenda for specific time)
- Submit Final Plan Update to the Federal Emergency Management Agency in January, 2013
About the Local Hazard Mitigation Plan:
Mitigation Plans form the foundation for a community's long-term strategy to reduce disaster losses and break the cycle of disaster damage, reconstruction, and repeated damage. The planning process is as important as the plan itself. It creates a framework for risk-based decision making to reduce damages to lives, property, and the economy from future disasters. Hazard mitigation is sustained action taken to reduce or eliminate long-term risk to people and their property from hazards. The Federal Government passed the Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000 which encourages and rewards pre-disaster planning at all levels of local and state government. The Federal Emergency Management Agency utilizes Local Hazard Mitigation Plans to issue grant funding for pre-disaster projects. The Sonoma County Water Agency since 2004 has initiated a natural hazard reliability improvement program. This Plan includes priority listing of hazard mitigation projects.
Purpose of Update:
The Water Agency must update its 2008 Plan (current Plan) every five years to ensure it remains relevant to current events and system conditions and to meet regulations set forth by the Federal Emergency Management Agency. In particular, staff will be reviewing the prioritized listing of hazard mitigation projects.