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File #: 2021-1410   
Type: Regular Agenda Item
Body: Transportation Commission
On agenda: 10/27/2021
Title: Review and Comment on the Draft Climate Adaptation and Hazard Mitigation Plan
Attachments: 1. Presentation

Review and Comment on the Draft Climate Adaptation and Hazard Mitigation Plan

Transportation Commission
Item # 6C

The City of Alameda ("City") is seeking feedback on its Draft Climate Adaptation and Hazard Mitigation Plan ("Plan") to serve as the City's Local Hazard Mitigation Plan. The Plan updates the 2016 Local Hazard Mitigation Plan and the adaptation chapter of the 2019 Climate Action and Resiliency Plan (CARP). Some of the information contained in CARP is directly translated into this Plan, and some of it is updated and adapted for this Plan. The Plan is aligned with the draft General Plan Safety Element and Emergency Management Plan.

Per the Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000, Local Hazard Mitigation Plans must be updated every five years. The purpose of the Plan is to help Alameda adapt to climate change, reduce the impact of future disasters, and help us recover more quickly when disasters do occur. Local governments with a FEMA approved Local Hazard Mitigation Plans may be eligible for the following benefits:
* A more disaster-resistant and resilient community and region;
* Eligibility for hazard mitigation assistance programs, including Hazard Mitigation Grant Program, Building Resilient Infrastructure and Community (BRIC) Grant Program, Flood Mitigation Assistance and Severe Repetitive Loss grant programs;
* Eligibility for points under the National Flood Insurance Programs Community Rating System (CRS); and,
* Eligibility for waiver of the 6.25% local match for Public Assistance money after a disaster.

The Plan is different from an emergency management or response plan that prepares the City to respond when a disaster occurs, and may include such actions as providing emergency response, equipment, food, shelter, and medicine. However, climate adaptation and hazard mitigation planning supports emergency response planning by upgrading buildings and infrastructure to minimize the loss of...

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