As part of he City of West Hollywood commitment to engagement engage the public in their efforts on projects and plans that impact community members, the City’s Community Safety Department made a draft of the City’s Local Hazard Mitigation Plan available on the City’s website to collect community feedback. The draft Plan will be posted online for a public review and feedback period from Thursday, September 7, 2023 to Monday, September 25, 2023.
Community members who wish to learn more and provide feedback may visit https://go.weho.org/hazardplan
Local Hazard Mitigation Plans are intended to serve as guides for communities to reduce adverse impacts from natural and human-caused hazards. The City of West Hollywood’s updated Local Hazard Mitigation Plan will provide a roadmap that identifies hazards that may impact the community and outlines actions that can be taken to reduce negative impacts on residents, businesses, and the community as a whole. Local Hazard Mitigation Plans, additionally, provide an opportunity to access funding for specified actions to mitigate identified hazards.
Community outreach on updating the City’s Local Hazard Mitigation Plan began in Spring 2023. Hazards included for consideration in this Plan update include wildfire, earthquake, extreme heat and rainfall, flooding, high winds, drought, terrorism, and hazardous materials incidents. Local Hazard Mitigation Plan must be updated every five years and reviewed by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The City of West Hollywood’s Local Hazard Mitigation Plan has been thoroughly revised from earlier versions, with particular attention given to FEMA’s recent guidance from April 2023 requiring a sharper focus on climate impacts and equity. The Plan will allow the City of West Hollywood to further champion the actions needed to meet the global and local challenges of hazardous materials and reaffirm West Hollywood as a vibrant, sustainable, and resilient leadership city for current and future generations.
For more information about the Local Hazard Mitigation Plan, please contact Margarita Kustanovich, the City of West Hollywood’s Emergency Management Coordinator, by phone at (323) 848-6414 or by email at [email protected].