The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) defines Hazard Mitigation as any action taken to reduce or eliminate the long-term risk to human life and property from identified hazards of concern.
In accordance with the Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000, the East Bay Regional Park District (EBRPD) is developing a Local Hazard Mitigation Plan (LHMP) Update to their 2017 LHMP. The purpose of the LHMP development process is to help reduce the impacts of natural hazards to the EBRPD and the communities it serves.
Wildfire, drought, floods, earthquakes, and severe weather hazards are just a few of the hazards of concern to the Park District. While natural hazards such as these cannot be prevented, an LHMP forms the foundation for the Park District’s long-term strategy to reduce disaster losses by breaking the repeated cycle of disaster damage and reconstruction. Jurisdictions with a DMA-compliant, FEMA-approved LHMP are also eligible for FEMA pre- and post-disaster grant funding and are better positioned to respond and recover when disasters occur.
The LHMP development 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.
Opportunities for Input
Members of the community have a very important role in this process. A draft of the 2022 LHMP Update will be available on this website in Fall 2022 for review and comment by the public and all interested stakeholders. Hazard Mitigation Planning Committee (HMPC) and public meetings will also be held as part of the plan development process. In addition to plan participation by the EBRPD and stakeholders from other local, state, and federal agencies and groups, the public is encouraged to attend and participate in our upcoming public meetings. Information on specific meeting times and locations are detailed below.
Upcoming Hazard Mitigation Planning Committee (HMPC) Meetings
|HMPC #1 Kickoff Meeting|
June 1, 2022 (Wednesday) 1:30pm-4:00pm
|HMPC #2 Risk Assessment Meeting|
July 13, 2022 (Wednesday) 1:30pm-4:00pm
|HMPC #3 Mitigation Strategy: Goals Meeting|
August 3, 2022 (Wednesday) 1:30pm-4:00pm
|HMPC #4 Mitigation Strategy: Mitigation Actions Meeting|
August 4, 2022 (Thursday) 9:00pm-11:30pm
|HMPC #5 Final Meeting|
November 17, 2022 (Thursday) 1:30pm-4:00pm
Upcoming Public Meetings
|Public Kickoff Meeting|
June 1, 2022 (Wednesday) 6:00pm-7:30pm
|Final Public Meeting|
November 16, 2022 (Wednesday) 6:00pm-7:30pm