Local Hazard Mitigation Plan (LHMP)

The City of Sebastopol is in the final stages of a planning effort to assess risks from natural, human health, and human-caused hazards and to identify ways to reduce those risks. The planning process resulted in a comprehensive update to the City’s Local Hazard Mitigation Plan (LHMP). The preparation of a LHMP is required under the Federal Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000 as a prerequisite to be eligible to receive federal disaster assistance and funding. 
Most people who live and work in the City of Sebastopol are vulnerable to a wide range of natural hazards, including earthquakes, flooding, and wildfires. The community may be exposed to potential human-health hazards and human-caused hazards associated with hazardous material incidents. Climate change is also expected to intensify the impacts of natural hazards assessed in the plan. The LHMP provides the City with valuable tools to identify risks and mitigate hazards through future project-specific mitigation actions and climate adaptation strategies. 
The community was invited to provide feedback at two Virtual Public Workshops held on Oct. 27, 2020 and Oct. 26, 2021. 

Meeting Videos
October 26, 2021
October 27, 2020 

Meeting Minutes
October 26, 2021

October 27, 2020


Questions may be directed to Kari Svanstrom, Planning Director by calling (707) 823-6167 or by email at ksvanstrom@cityofsebastopol.org.   

Fire Chief: Bill Braga

7425 Bodega Avenue
Sebastopol, CA 95472
Phone: 707-823-8061
Fax: 707-823-4703
Email: bbraga@cityofsebastopol.org


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