Santa Rosa, CA – July 13, 2021 – Permit Sonoma, in partnership with local jurisdictions throughout Sonoma County, released a draft Multijurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan for public comment. The plan identifies and develops projects to minimize natural hazards such as earthquakes, wildfires, and floods. The Hazard Mitigation Plan will make Sonoma County more resilient to disasters, and adoption of the plan will make Sonoma County and participating jurisdictions eligible to receive Federal Emergency Management Agency funds.
“Sonoma County knows how hazards become tragedies.” Director Tennis Wick of Permit Sonoma said. “This plan makes it possible for us to secure federal funding to prepare for and respond to disasters. I implore everyone to read the draft plan and offer comments.”
Before the County submits a draft to FEMA, the County is continuing outreach and engagement. The public can join Permit Sonoma’s upcoming webinar explaining the Hazard Mitigation Plan on Friday, July 21, at 6 p.m.
The public is also encouraged to comment on the draft plan during the Public Comment period, which ends July 30. The public can comment via email at PRMD-HazardMitigation@sonoma-county.org or by postal mail at Sonoma County Multijurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan, C/O Lisa Hulette, 2550 Ventura Avenue, Santa Rosa, CA 95403.
A steering committee of emergency management experts and community members oversaw the creation of the draft Hazard Mitigation Plan. Jurisdictions participating included collaboration with the:
• City of Santa Rosa
• City of Cotati
• Town of Windsor
• City of Sonoma
• County Ag + Open Space
• Sonoma Resource Conservation District
• Gold Ridge Resource Conservation District
• Timber Cove Fire District
• North Sonoma Coast Fire District
• Cloverdale Fire District
• Sonoma County Fire District
• Rancho Adobe Fire District
For more information, please visit the project page.
Bradley Dunn Policy Manager, Permit Sonoma