The City of West Hollywood will hold two public meetings to gather input from the community as the City updates its Hazard Mitigation Plan. The first meeting will be held in-person at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, June 28, 2023 at the West Hollywood Park Aquatic and Recreation Center Doheny Room, located 8750 El Tovar Place, adjacent to the West Hollywood library. RSVP by emailing [email protected]. The second meeting will be held virtually via the Zoom platform at 6 p.m. on Thursday, July 13, 2023. Community members interested in participating may log in at https://us06web.zoom.us/j/89732737882.
A hazard mitigation plan provides a road map for a community to identify hazards that could impact a community and to take actions to reduce negative impacts on residents, businesses, and the community as a whole. Hazard mitigation plans also provide an opportunity to access funding for specific actions to mitigate hazards identified in the plan. Hazards included for consideration in this update will include wildfire, earthquake, extreme heat and rainfall, flooding, high winds, drought, terrorism, and hazardous materials incidents. To remain approved, plans must be updated every five years and reviewed by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
These meetings will allow community members to provide input to the City’s Hazard Mitigation Plan, ensuring that community concerns are represented as the process to update the Plan moves forward. For those not able to attend either meeting, participation is also available by taking a survey in either English, Spanish, or Russian by visiting http://go.weho.org/hazardsurvey through July 31, 2023.
The survey is easy to complete. It asks 18 questions asking to please rate your level of concern for yourself or the City as a whole for each hazard over the next 10 years and lists various disasters like earthquakes, brush fires, floods, droughts and so forth.
For more information, 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].