Hazard Mitigation Plan

Culver City and the Culver City Unified School District Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan  


WE NEED YOUR INPUT to prepare for future disasters!

Community participation in the Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan planning process is vital to the success of the Plan update. 

The Draft Plan Update is now available for review. Questions and comments are welcomed and may be submitted no later that October 9, 2023.

Review the Draft Hazard Mitigation Plan(PDF, 133MB)  

Submit a Comment or Question to joe.susca@culvercity.org

Current Plan

The City of Culver City (City) and the Culver City Unified School District (CCUSD) prepared a Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan ("Plan" or "MJHMP") in 2017. The MJHMP was approved by the California Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) on June 1, 2017.

View the existing Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan(PDF, 25MB).

Plan Update

The City of Culver City (City) and the Culver City Unified School District (CCUSD) recently initiated a comprehensive update to their existing Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan ("Plan" or "MJHMP").

Why does the Hazard Mitigation Plan need to be updated?

Natural and human-made hazard risks change and evolve. Regular updates to Hazard Mitigation Plans are necessary to document recent incidents in the City and region, highlight any local or regional trends, and track ongoing progress on current or prior mitigation actions.

FEMA-approved Hazard Mitigation Plans remain active for five years. The current Culver City/CCUSD MJHMP approved in 2017 must be updated to remain active. Additionally, FEMA issued new policy guidance regarding the preparation and approval of Plans, so the update will be in compliance with all new state and federal regulatory requirements. 


How is a Hazard Mitigation Plan developed?

The Hazard Mitigation Plan will identify hazards specific to Culver City and the CCUSD jurisdiction, assess vulnerability, and identify mitigation actions. Additionally, the Plan will identify how its implementation will be monitored, evaluated, and updated within a five-year cycle.

  • Hazard Profiles: type, location, extent, previous occurrences, probability of future events.
  • Vulnerability Assessment: impacts of hazards, vulnerability to each hazard, repetitive loss, potential dollar losses
  • Mitigation Strategies: overarching goals, specific actions, and prioritization of those actions to reduce hazard impacts

The Hazard Mitigation Plan is developed from a process-oriented approach, utilizing the experience of community partners such as neighboring cities and Los Angeles County, as well as utilities, hospitals, large employers, outside agencies, and nonprofit organizations. These community partners provide key stakeholder input on the hazard profiles, vulnerability assessment, and mitigation strategies, which is documented and incorporated into the Plan. Public participation is also an important component in the planning process and will include opportunities for the community to provide input and then review/comment on draft documents.

Once completed, the Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan will be submitted to Cal OES and FEMA for review and comment. Once conditional approval is received from Cal OES and FEMA, the Plan is approved locally by the Culver City Council and the CCUSD Board.


How will the public be involved in the Planning Process?

Public participation is an important component in the planning process. In addition, community participation helps raise awareness of the hazards facing Culver City and an understanding of the actions needed to mitigate those hazards.

Opportunities for the community to provide input, ask questions, and review/comment on draft documents will be provided throughout the planning process, including an online survey, community event, and online access to draft documents. Public comments, questions, ideas, and concerns will have a significant role in the Plan’s preparation.


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What is the Purpose of a Hazard Mitigation Plan?

A Hazard Mitigation Plan presents a strategy for reducing the vulnerability of the City and CCUSD to the impacts of natural hazards such as wildfire, earthquakes, and drought and human-caused hazards (hazardous materials spill, active shooter, pandemic). The Plan identifies the types of hazards that threaten our community, evaluates our vulnerability to those threats, and identifies specific projects, actions, and partnerships for the City and CCUSD to undertake to become more resilient to hazards in the future.

What is a Hazard Mitigation Plan?

The 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.

Why is a Hazard Mitigation 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.