Local Hazard Mitigation Planning
The Hidden Valley Lake Community Services District is currently taking steps to develop a Hazard Mitigation Plan according to federal and state guidelines.
We will continue to update this webpage as part of our ongoing effort and encourage the public to participate throughout the process by attending meetings and offering constructive input.
FEMA defines Hazard Mitigation as any action taken to reduce or eliminate the long-term risk to human life and property from hazards. Hazard mitigation planning is a process for state and local governments and jurisdictions to identify policies and actions to mitigate and thus reduce the impacts of natural hazards.
In accordance with the Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000, the Hidden Valley Lake Community Services District (HVLCSD) is developing a Local Hazard Mitigation Plan (LHMP). The purpose of the LHMP development process is to help reduce the impacts of natural hazards to the HVLCSD and the community it serves. Wildfire, drought, flood, and severe weather hazards are just a few of the hazards of concern to the District. While natural hazards such as these cannot be prevented, an LHMP forms the foundation for the 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 eligible for FEMA pre- and post-disaster grant funding and are better positioned to respond and recover when disasters occur.
Opportunities for Input
Members of the community have a very important role in this process. A draft of the 2019 LHMP will be available on this website in the spring of 2020 for review and comment by the public and all interested stakeholders.
Planning team and public meetings will also be held as part of the plan development process. In addition to plan participation by the HVLCSD and stakeholders from other local, state and federal agencies, the public is encouraged to attend and participate in our upcoming public meetings. Information on specific meeting times and locations are detailed below.
Upcoming Public Meetings
|Up Coming Meeting||Date||Time||Location|
|Public Meeting||September 10, 2019||6:00-7:30 PM||HVLCSD Boardroom|
|Stakeholder Meeting||September 10, 2019||1:00-4:00PM||HVLCSD Boardroom|
For more information on this project and how to be involved, contact Alyssa Gordon at (707) 987-9201 or email at (redacted)