Hazard mitigation planning reduces loss of life and property by minimizing the impact of disasters
The City of Monterey Park 2023 Local Hazard Mitigation Plan (LHMP) is open for review and comments through 5 p.m., October 9, 2023.
Residents and community stakeholders can review the plan online by visiting www.montereypark.ca.gov/LHMP or scanning the QR code. Hard copies are available at the City Hall Fire Department counter at 320 W. Newmark Avenue or at the Monterey Park Bruggemeyer Library at 318 S. Ramona Avenue.
Questions or comments regarding the LHMP can be sent to LHMP@montereypark.ca.gov.
The Local Hazard Mitigation Plan was prepared in response to the federal Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000, which requires state and local governments to prepare mitigation plans to document their mitigation planning process, and identify hazards, potential losses, mitigation needs, goals, and strategies.
This type of planning supplements the City of Monterey Park’s comprehensive land use planning and emergency management planning programs and produces the following benefits:
- Reduction of loss of life and property, human suffering, economic disruption, and disaster costs.
- Prioritizes hazard mitigation at the local level with increased emphasis on planning and public involvement, assessing risks, implementing loss reduction measures, and ensuring critical facilities/services survive a disaster.
- Promotes education and economic incentives to form community-based partnerships and leverage non-federal resources to commit to and implement long-term hazard mitigation activities.
Once the new plan is adopted by the City Council and approved by FEMA, the City will be eligible for Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) and other mitigation-related funding.
The California Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will review the City of Monterey Park Local Hazard Mitigation Plan, and this forum of open public review is part of the process.
Battalion Chief Chris Thompson, Monterey Park Fire Department
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