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We want Berkeley to be ready for natural disasters. The Local Hazard Mitigation Plan (LHMP) has information about the disasters we may experience, what we’re doing to prevent their impacts, and how you might help. This document is an update to the 2014 LHMP.

 

Final Draft 2019 LHMP

Download Complete Final Draft 2019 LHMP

Explore our new Digital LHMP to see key hazard information, interactive maps, and associated mitigation actions:

Digital LHMP Screenshot

Community members can provide feedback at the following meetings where staff will present the Final Draft Plan in 2019:

  • October 23: Disaster and Fire Safety Commission
  • November 6: Planning Commission
  • December 10: City Council

For more information about how to prepare yourself, your business and your neighborhood, please visit the Berkeley Ready page.

 

First Draft Plan: Public Review Process

The First Draft Plan was provided to the community for review and feedback from December 18, 2018 until February 28, 2019. The first two documents below outline all community feedback received, and the associated changes that staff made to the Final Draft Plan.

Public Comments and Staff Responses: First Draft 2019 Local Hazard Mitigation Plan (**UPDATED November 5, 2019 to include all public comment letters**)

Summary of Changes to the City of Berkeley’s First Draft 2019 Local Hazard Mitigation Plan

Download Complete First Draft 2019 LHMP

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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 9, 2019 Commission on Disability Commission Discussion

January 10, 2019

Public Works Commission

Commission Discussion

January 16, 2019

Planning Commission

Commission Discussion

January 16, 2019 Commission on Aging Commission Discussion

January 23, 2019

Disaster and Fire Safety Commission

Commission Discussion

January 23, 2019 Energy Commission Commission Discussion
February 4, 2019 Peace and Justice Commission Commission Discussion

February 7, 2019

Landmarks Preservation Commission

Commission Discussion

February 14, 2019

Community Environmental Advisory Commission

Commission Discussion

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

Feedback Deadline

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

October 23, 2019 Disaster and Fire Safety Commission Staff Presentation: Final Draft 2019 LHMP

Commission Discussion and Recommendation to Council

November 6, 2019

Planning Commission

First Public Hearing

Staff Presentation: Final Draft 2019 LHMP

Commission Discussion and Recommendation to Council

December 10, 2019

City Council

Second Public Hearing

Staff Presentation: Final Draft 2019 LHMP

City Council Adoption

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