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Posted on: April 26, 2022

City seeks public comment on the Draft Local Hazard Mitigation Plan

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The City of South Lake Tahoe’s Local Hazard Mitigation Plan (LHMP) update assesses the risk posed by natural, human-health, and climate-related hazards and identifies ways to reduce those risks through the development of specific mitigation actions. The LHMP update also addresses the effects of climate change on natural hazards and incorporates climate adaptation strategies.

A Hazard Mitigation Planning Committee, that included participating stakeholders from regional and local agencies and organizations in the South Lake Tahoe area, such as the California Tahoe Conservancy, Tahoe Regional Planning Agency, South Tahoe Public Utility District, Lake Valley Fire District, Tahoe Chamber of Commerce, and Tahoe Prosperity Center, developed the LHMP update over the past year. The City is now soliciting public comments on the LHMP plan before it is finalized and submitted to the California Office of Emergency Services and FEMA Region IX for review and approval.

To learn more or to view the draft of the City’s LHMP and comment go to: www.cityofslt.us/1210/Local-Hazard-Mitigation-Plan

In addition to the online input process, residents and community stakeholders are encouraged to attend an in-person, public workshop on Thursday, May 26 at 5:30pm at City Hall (1901 Lisa Maloff Way). Representatives from Wood Consulting will be present, along with Acting Fire Chief Jim Drennan, to share the details of the updated draft plan and take public comment. The minimum online 30-day comment period is open from Monday, April 25 through Friday, May 27.

Questions may be directed to Jim Drennan, South Lake Tahoe Fire Rescue, Acting Fire Chief at jdrennan@cityslt.us or (530) 542-6164.

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