Community Meeting Announced for Review of Local Hazard Mitigation Plan

(PASADENA, CA) – The City of Pasadena will be conducting a community meeting to seek comment and public review of the draft update to the 2013 City of Pasadena Local Hazard Mitigation Plan (LHMP). The meeting will take place at 7:00 pm on Monday, September 17, 2018 at Villa Parke (Conference Room 131A), 363 E. Villa Street, Pasadena. The Plan will then be open for public review and comment at https://www.cityofpasadena.net/fire/ beginning Tuesday, September 18 through close of business Tuesday, September 25. A hardcopy of the draft updated LHMP will be available at Fire Administration, 215 N. Marengo Ave., #195, Pasadena.

The California Office of Emergency Services (CalOES) and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) requires that the LHMP be reviewed, updated and submitted for approval at least once every five years. The City must have an approved LHMP to maintain eligibility for State and Federal Hazard Mitigation grant programs. The LHMP’s list of hazards includes earthquakes, floods, fires and windstorms. It also addresses man-made hazards such as hazardous material accidents, gas pipeline ruptures, and homeland security threats. The purpose of the City’s LHMP is to identify goals, objectives, and mitigation strategies for reducing the impact of the hazards. Mitigation strategies should address findings in in the LHMP and can be based on working knowledge, best practices, and innovative ideas.

The draft updated LHMP is a demonstration of the City’s commitment to reducing the impact of disasters. Participation in the planning process will help ensure the successful implementation of the City’s LHMP and enable the City to be better prepared for future disasters.

For further information please contact Deputy Chief Jon Trautwein, Pasadena Fire Department at 626-744-4745.