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2019 Local Hazard Mitigation Plan 

We want Berkeley to be ready for natural disasters. This is our plan to reduce our physical vulnerabilities, which include soft-story apartments, unreinforced brick buildings and overgrown vegetation. This report has information about the disasters we may experience, what we're doing to lessen their impacts and how you might help. Please read this draft plan, encourage others to do the same and let us know how we can make the strategy more effective.

Disaster resilience isn't only about minimizing our disaster vulnerabilities. We need to also be prepared to respond when disasters occur. For more information about how to prepare yourself, your business and your neighborhood, please visit: CityofBerkeley.info/Ready

Berkeley community members are invited to provide feedback on the First Draft 2019 Local Hazard Mitigation Plan (LHMP) until February 28, 2019. This document is an update to the 2014 LHMP.

 

Download the First Draft 2019 LHMP

How to Provide Feedback

Key Dates and Meetings

Plan Adoption Process

 

First Draft 2019 LHMP (available December 18, 2018 through February 28, 2019) 

Complete First Draft 2019 LHMP

Download sections of the First Draft 2019 LHMP:

Executive Summary

Element A: Planning Process

Element B: Hazard Identification/Risk Assessment

Element C: Mitigation Strategy

Element D: Plan Review, Evaluation and Implementation

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How to Provide Feedback 

Members of the public are invited to provide written feedback on the First Draft 2019 LHMP until Thursday, February 28, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. Feedback can be submitted:

a) Via email to Mitigation@CityofBerkeley.info

b) Via postal mail to Fire Department - Office of Emergency Services, Attn: Mitigation Plan, 2100 Martin Luther King, Jr. Way, 2nd Floor Berkeley, CA 94704

c) Written feedback can be dropped off in-person during business hours to the Fire Department - Office of Emergency Services at the address above.

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Key Dates and Meetings 

The table below outlines key dates and public meetings. This table will be updated as new information becomes available. Please use the links below to verify meeting dates and agendas directly with each commission.

Date

Commission

Topic

November 7, 2018

Planning Commission

Staff Presentation: LHMP Update

Commission Discussion

Download Presentation

December 5, 2018

Disaster and Fire Safety Commission

Staff Presentation: LHMP Update

Commission Discussion

Download Presentation

January 3, 2019

Housing Advisory Commission

Commission Discussion

January 9, 2019 Parks and Waterfront Commission Commission Discussion

January 10, 2019

Public Works Commission

Commission Discussion

January 16, 2019

Planning Commission

Commission Discussion

January 23, 2019

Disaster and Fire Safety Commission

Commission Discussion

January 23, 2019 Energy Commission Commission Discussion

February 7, 2019

Landmarks Preservation Commission

Commission Discussion

February 14, 2019

Community Environmental Advisory Commission

Commission Discussion

To be Announced Commission on Disability Commission Discussion

February 28, 2019, 5:00 p.m.

Feedback Deadline

Deadline for feedback on First Draft Plan from Commissions and community members

October 2019 (est)

Planning Commission

First Public Hearing

Staff Presentation: Final Draft 2019 LHMP

Commission Discussion and Recommendation to Council

October 2019 (est)

Disaster and Fire Safety Commission

Staff Presentation: Final Draft 2019 LHMP

Commission Discussion and Recommendation to Council

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Plan Adoption Process 

After February 28, staff will review and incorporate appropriate feedback into the Final Draft Plan. Staff plans to present the Final Draft Plan at the Planning Commission and the Disaster and Fire Safety Commission in fall 2019 (dates to be announced). Staff will bring the Final Draft Plan to the City Council after these Commissions issue recommendations on the document.

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