Public participation opportunities will be made available throughout the 2021 Monterey County Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan update process. Information on public participation and comment opportunities will be posted on this page.
The local mitigation plan is the representation of the jurisdiction's commitment to reduce risks from natural hazards, serving as a guide for decision makers as they commit resources to reducing the effects of natural hazards. Local plans will also serve as the basis for the State to provide technical assistance and to prioritize project funding.
Code of Federal Regulations Title 44 §201.6 Local Mitigation Plans.
(b) Planning process. An open public involvement process is essential to the development of an effective plan. In order to develop a more comprehensive approach to reducing the effects of natural disasters, the planning process shall include:
(1) An opportunity for the public to comment on the plan during the drafting stage and prior to plan approval;
Monterey County, in partnership with the 12 municipalities and 3 special districts, is preparing an update to its existing Multi-jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan. This plan identifies local policies and actions to reduce the risk to life and property from natural hazards, such as flooding, earthquakes, and wildland fires.This is a survey consisting of 30 questions. The survey provides an opportunity for Monterey County residents to share opinions regarding hazard mitigation and participate in the plan update process.
The Local Mitigation Plan Guide is intended to help you assess Local Mitigation Plans in a fair and consistent manner, and to ensure approved Local Mitigation Plans meet the requirements of the Stafford Act and Title 44 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) §201.6.