We want Berkeley to be ready for natural disasters. Community-wide participation will help to reduce a disaster’s impact. This is our plan to reduce our physical vulnerabilities -- before a disaster strikes. These vulnerabilities include soft-story apartments, unreinforced brick buildings and overgrown vegetation. This report has information about the disasters we may experience, what we’re doing to lessen their impacts and how you might help. The Final Draft Plan will be brought to City Council for formal adoption on December 16, 2014. Community members can provide feedback on the Final Draft Plan at that time.

Disaster resilience isn’t only about minimizing our disaster vulnerabilities. We need to also be prepared to respond when disasters occur. For more information about how to prepare yourself, your business and your neighborhood, please visit: cityofberkeley.info/getready

 

Final Draft Plan          How to Provide Feedback            Key Dates and Meetings     

 

 Final Draft Plan (June 1, 2014 version)

In the summer of 2014, the Final Draft Plan underwent a review process by the California Office of Emergency Services and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). FEMA approved the plan pending adoption by City Council.

2014 Final Draft Local Hazard Mitigation Plan (June 1, 2014) (13 MB)

 Appendices to the Final Draft LHMP (June 1, 2014) (21 MB)

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How to Provide Feedback 

The Final Draft Plan will be brought to City Council for formal adoption on December 16, 2014. Community members can provide feedback on the Final Draft Plan at that time.

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  First Draft Plan: Public Review Process

The First Draft Plan was provided to the community for review and feedback from October 21 through December 20, 2014. The first two documents below outline all community feedback received, and the associated changes that staff made to the Final Draft Plan. Please note that the first two documents are incorporated into the Final Draft Plan under Appendix D: Documentation.

Public Comments and Staff Responses for the First Draft Plan  

Summary of Changes to the First Draft  Plan

Complete 2014 First Draft Plan

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Key Dates and Meetings

The table below outlines key dates and public meetings. This table will be updated as new information becomes available. Please use the links below to verify meeting dates and agendas directly with each Commission.

Date/Time Commission Topic
October 23, 7:00 p.m. Disaster and Fire Safety Commission   

Staff Presentation: Hazard analysis updates 

Commission Discussion

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November 7, 7:00 p.m. Housing Advisory Commission Commission Discussion
November 7, 7:00 p.m. Public Works Commission Commission Discussion
November 7, 7:00 p.m. Landmarks Preservation Commission Commission Discussion
November 11 Solano BID Advisory Board Commission Discussion
November 13, 7:00 p.m.  Parks and Waterfront Commission Commission Discussion
November 13, 6:30 p.m.  Commission on Disability Commission Discussion
November 13, 7:00 p.m. Homeless Commission Commission Discussion
November 13, 7:00 p.m. Police Review Commission Commission Discussion
November 14, 7:00 p.m. Zoning Adjustments Board Commission Discussion
November 20, 1:30 p.m. Commission on Aging Commission Discussion
November 20, 7:00 p.m.    Planning Commission

Staff Presentation: Hazard analysis updates, plan development process and mitigation strategy 

Commission Discussion

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November 20, 7:00 p.m.   Human Welfare & Community Action Commission Commission Discussion
November 20, 7:00 p.m.   Commission on Labor Commission Discussion
November 21, 7:00 p.m. Transportation Commission Commission Discussion
December 2, 7:00 p.m. Personnel Board Commission Discussion
December 4, 7:00 p.m. Disaster and Fire Safety Commission

Staff Presentation: Plan development process and mitigation strategy

Commission Discussion

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December 5, 7:00 p.m. Housing Advisory Commission

Commission Discussion

December 5, 7:00 p.m. Community Environmental Advisory Commission Commission Discussion
December 12, 7:00 p.m. Mental Health Commission Commission Discussion
December 18, 6:30 p.m. Energy Commission

Commission Discussion

December 20, 5:00 p.m.
(Extended)
Feedback Deadline Deadline for feedback on First Draft Plan from Commissions and community members
February 26 Disaster and Fire Safety Commission   

Staff Presentation: Final Draft Plan

Commission Discussion and Recommendation to Council

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March 19 Planning Commission First Public Hearing 

Staff Presentation: Final Draft Plan

Commission Discussion and Recommendation to Council

December 16, 2014 City Council Second Public Hearing

Staff Presentation: Final Draft Plan

Council Discussion and Plan Adoption

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