The City of Culver City (City) and the Culver City Unified School District (CCUSD) have received a grant to prepare a Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan (MJHMP). The MJHMP presents a strategy for reducing the City's and CCUSD’s vulnerability to the impacts of natural hazard events such as earthquakes, flood, and wildfire.
What is a Hazard Mitigation Plan?
A Hazard Mitigation Plan is a framework that guides our community in making decisions and developing policies to reduce or eliminate risk to life and property. The plan identifies the types of hazards that threaten our community, evaluates our vulnerability to those threats, and outlines a strategy to reduce or eliminate the risk posed by those threats to break the cycle of repeated destruction by natural hazard events.
Why is the plan important?
The Federal Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000 (DMA 2000) requires that a community have an approved hazard mitigation plan in order to be eligible to apply for and receive FEMA hazard mitigation funds. Receipt of these funds can be critical to implementation of identified hazard mitigation programs.
What goes into a Hazard Mitigation Plan?
A hazard mitigation plan assesses the community’s risks and vulnerabilities to natural hazard events such as earthquakes, flooding, and wildfire. The plan includes a set of goals related to the overall goal of hazard mitigation planning and mitigation measures that will serve to advance the plan goals.
How can the public become involved in the Hazard Mitigation planning process?
Public participation in the process is important because it helps raise awareness of the hazards we face in Culver City and the actions needed to mitigate those hazards. By participating in the process you will be taking time to consider the hazards in our community, the impact of those hazards on life and property, actions that need to be taken to reduce that impact, and the priority those actions should take. The MJHMP Steering Committee will consider all input from the public and integrate it into the plan where appropriate. Opportunities for the community to provide input, ask questions, and review/comment on draft documents will be provided throughout the planning process. Your comments, questions, ideas, and concerns will have a significant role in the plan’s preparation.
A community survey to gauge the level of knowledge the community has about natural disaster issues and to obtain input about areas in Culver City that may be vulnerable to various types of natural disasters was made available from August 17 to November 9, 2015. Over 80 responses were received.
A community workshop learning event was held on Thursday, September 24, 2015 at the Culver City Senior Center to provide an overview of the MJHMP, why we need it, and what is required in the plan. Participants were able to ask questions, offer comments and provide input on potential mitigation actions to reduce the impact of natural hazards on the community.
- Community Workshop Information Guide
- Community Workshop Presentation
City Council Meeting
A presentation was provided at the City Council meeting on Monday, November 9, 2015 to provide information on the MJHMP and review the progress achieved up to that point in time and to obtain any opinions and concerns regarding its content.
- MJHMP City Council Presentation
Culver Unified School District School Board Meeting
A presentation was provided at the Culver City Unified School District School Board Meeting on Tuesday, October 27, 2015 to provide information on the MJHMP and review the progress achieved up to that point in time and to obtain any opinions and concerns regarding its content.
- MJHMP Culver City Unified School District School Board Presentation
Culver City and CCUSD Liaison Committee Meeting
A presentation was provided at the Liaison Committee Meeting on January 12, 2016 to provide an overview of the hazards and risk assessment/vulnerability analysis and to discuss the draft mitigation actions. Liaison Committee members provided comments and guidance on the mitigation actions.
- Liaison Committee Meeting Presentation
Comments and questions may be submitted by email
or you may contact Joe Susca, Public Works Department, Senior Management Analyst at 310-253-5636.
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|DRAFT MJHMP AVAILABLE FOR PUBLIC REVIEW|
The public comment period for the Draft MJHMP concluded on May 16, 2016.
The Draft MJHMP has been submitted to the California Office of Emergency Services (CalOES) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for review. Once the plan is determined approvable pending adoption (APA) it will be considered by the City Council and School Board for adoption.”
Please submit any comments or questions on the Draft Plan by email.