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File #: 2022-1806   
Type: Consent Calendar Item
Body: City Council
On agenda: 6/7/2022
Title: Adoption of Resolution Approving the City of Alameda Climate Adaptation and Hazard Mitigation Plan as the City's Local Hazard Mitigation Plan Including Incorporation Into the City of Alameda General Plan Safety Element by References and Adopting a General Plan Amendment Amending the Health and Safety Element and Conservation and Climate Action Element of the Alameda General Plan 2040 to Align with the Climate Adaptation and Hazard Mitigation Plan, 2022. (City Manager 10021032)
Attachments: 1. Exhibit 1 - FEMA letter, 2. Resolution
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Adoption of Resolution Approving the City of Alameda Climate Adaptation and Hazard Mitigation Plan as the City's Local Hazard Mitigation Plan Including Incorporation Into the City of Alameda General Plan Safety Element by References and Adopting a General Plan Amendment Amending the Health and Safety Element and Conservation and Climate Action Element of the Alameda General Plan 2040 to Align with the Climate Adaptation and Hazard Mitigation Plan, 2022. (City Manager 10021032)

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To: Honorable Mayor and Members of the City Council

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

The Federal Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000 (DMA 2000) requires all local governments have an adopted Local Hazard Mitigation Plan (LHMP) to be eligible for participation in and receive Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) disaster mitigation grant funding. In 2021, the City of Alameda (City) convened an interdepartmental planning team and worked with the community to develop the City's Climate Adaptation and Hazard Mitigation Plan (Mitigation Plan), which will serve as the City's Local Hazard Mitigation Plan and 5-year update to the 2016 Local Hazard Mitigation Plan. The Plan was determined to be "approvable pending adoption" by FEMA on May 1, 2022 (Exhibit 1). Adoption of the LHMP by June 13, 2022 is required for Alameda to access FEMA funds earmarked for Veterans Court sea level rise adaptation.

In parallel to developing the Climate Adaptation and Hazard Mitigation Plan, staff has developed companion General Plan amendments to related policies in the Health and Safety and Conservation and Climate Action Elements so that the information is aligned and consistent with the Mitigation Plan strategies. The Planning Board unanimously recommended the amendments at its May 9, 2022 meeting with some minor clarifying adjustments to Health and Safety Element Policy HS-22. The Board's revisions are reflected in the recommended resolution of approval. At this time, staff is recommending that City Council ad...

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