City Begins Development of Local Hazard Mitigation Plan

The City of Piedmont has begun the development of a Local Hazard Mitigation Plan (LHMP). Hazard mitigation planning is a process for state and local governments to identify community-level policies and actions to mitigate and reduce the impacts of natural hazards. The process will help reduce the impacts of natural hazards to the citizens, property, and critical infrastructure in the City.

Wildfire, drought, earthquake, and flood are just a few of the hazards that might impact the Piedmont community.  A robust LHMP will form the foundation for Piedmont’s long-term strategy to reduce disaster losses by breaking the repeated cycle of disaster damage and reconstruction. We will be better positioned to respond and recover when disasters occur is a LHMP in place.

Opportunities for Input

Piedmonters will have a very important role in this process. Public meetings will be held as a part of the development of the draft LHMP over the next several months. These meetings will assist the City’s planning team, consisting of key City staff members and stakeholders from the region, to develop the LHMP.

What historical hazards have happened in Piedmont? If you personally know, have an article, or have any information about a specific hazard that has effected Piedmont, let us know! Please provide as much information as you can on the City of Piedmont Historic Hazard Worksheet.

The next public meeting and planning committee meeting is scheduled for December 6, 2018. Details will follow and all are invited to attend.

Previous Meetings

September 6, 2018

When the draft LHMP is released in the spring of 2019, public comment will be sought on the document.

For more information on this project and how to be involved, contact Chris Yeager at (510) 420-3067 or CYeager@piedmont.ca.gov.