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Local Hazard Mitigation Plan

Hidden Valley Lake Community Services District received the approval of the plan from the Federal Emergency Management Agency on June 22, 2020, and was adopted by the HVLCSD Board of Directors during a Special Meeting on June 29, 2020.

2020 Local Hazard Mitigation Plan


Upcoming Public Meetings

Up Coming MeetingDateTimeLocation
Final HMPC Meeting.Thursday March 26, 20209 – 11:00 AMHVLCSD Boardroom
Draft LHMP UpdateWednesday, March 25, 20206-7:30 pmHVLCSD Boardroom
LHMP - Mitigation Strategy MeetingThursday, January 9, 20209:00-12:00 PM HVLCSD Boardroom
LHMP - Mitigation Strategy MeetingWednesday, January 8, 20201:00 -4:00 PMHVLCSD 
HMPC Meeting #2: Risk AssessmentDecember 12, 20198:00-11:00 AMHVLCSD Boardroom
Public MeetingSeptember 10, 20196:00-7:30 PMHVLCSD Boardroom
Stakeholder MeetingSeptember 10, 20191:00-4:00PMHVLCSD Boardroom

Hazard Mitigation Planning Committee:

You are invited to the 3rd and 4th planning team meetings for the development of the Hidden Valley Lake Community Services District (HVLCSD) Local Hazard Mitigation Plan ( LHMP) project. In September of 2019, HVLCSD kicked-off this hazard mitigation planning effort.  A 2nd risk assessment meeting was held in early December. 

These upcoming meetings will be held on January 8 and 9 and will begin the most important phase of our LHMP planning process – the Mitigation Strategy.  During the first meeting, we will be briefly revisiting the risk assessment data developed to date and will again be looking for your feedback in refining and adding to this in-process Risk Assessment Chapter.  We will also be establishing plan goals and objectives.  During the second meeting,  the planning team will be working to identify and evaluate potential mitigation actions for reducing the District’s risk and vulnerability to identified hazards and future disasters. 

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. 

The 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.

 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.

For more information on this project and how to be involved, contact Alyssa Gordon at (707) 987-9201 or email at