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Public Invited to Participate in Update of Hazard Mitigation Plan

April 17, 2015

The Placer County Office of Emergency Services will hold two meetings for the public this month to provide opportunities for public participation in an update of the county’s Local Hazard Mitigation Plan (LHMP).

The first public meeting will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 28 at Placer County Fire Station 180, 11645 Atwood Road in Auburn.

The second meeting is set to take place from 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 29 at North Tahoe Fire Protection District Station 51, 222 Fairway Drive in Tahoe City.

Two afternoon meetings will be held during the same two-day period for the planning committee. The public can attend those meetings if they are more convenient, but is encouraged to attend the evening meetings.

The schedule for the committee meetings is:

  • Auburn: 2 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, April 28  in the Planning Commission Hearing Room at the Community Development Resource Agency building, 3091 County Center Drive in Auburn; and
  • Tahoe City: 2 to 5 p.m. on Wednesday, April 29 at North Tahoe Fire Protection District Station 51, 222 Fairway Drive, in Tahoe City.

All four meetings will be held to kick off the LHMP update process. The meetings will cover the purpose of the plan update, the process, ways to participate and benefits of participating.

The plan assesses risks from natural and man-made disasters and outlines ways to reduce or eliminate risks to people and property. The update is needed to maintain the county's eligibility for federal mitigation funding, but can also help reduce the cost of flood insurance for residents through participation in the National Flood Insurance Program Community Rating System.

OES is updating the plan in partnership with the incorporated communities of Auburn, Colfax, Lincoln, Loomis, and Rocklin and special districts throughout the county and with assistance from consultants with Foster Morrison Consulting, LLC, a firm that specializes in hazard mitigation and emergency management.

For more information on the update and how to get involved, contact Young (Rod) Rodriguez at 530-886-4602 or by e-mail.

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