The City of Pico Rivera is developing a Hazard Mitigation Plan (HMP) to prepare for the potential impacts of natural and non-natural hazards, and is seeking community input at a series of public meetings beginning Sept, 26, from a 10 a.m. to Noon, at the Parks & Recreation Community Room, located at 6767 Passons Blvd., in Pico Rivera.
The HMP fulfills federal mandates of the Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000 (Public Law 106-390) for local governments to implement adequate measures to reduce losses from natural disasters and ensure that the critical services and facilities of communities will continue to function after any disaster.
The planning process will be overseen by a Steering Committee made up of stakeholders within the community’s planning area. Steering Committee Meetings, which will also be held on Oct. 31 and Nov. 28 are open to the public for comment and the community is strongly encouraged to provide input for the plan’s development.
“The planning process is being led by the City of Pico Rivera Emergency Management Division with support from City departments, technical and advisory stakeholders, and a technical consultant,” said Mayor Gustavo Camacho. “Public participation is encouraged and involvement will be solicited through a multi-media campaign that will include public meetings, web-based information, surveys, and updates on the plans progress through the City website and social media.”
During the process, residents will be asked to contribute by sharing local knowledge of an area’s vulnerability to hazards based on past occurrences. Public involvement will be solicited through a multi-media campaign that will include public meetings, web-based information, surveys, and updates on the plans progress through the City website and social media.
An informational website on the plan and purpose of the hazard mitigation plan has been established at: http://www.pico-rivera.org/depts/ced/emergency/hazard_mitigation_plan_(hmp).asp. The website serves as the primary means for the public to gain information on the plan and lists how they can participate in the planning process.
Any questions or comments regarding this process should be directed to Judy Jimenez in the Emergency Management Division of the City of Pico Rivera at 562.801.5510 or by email at email@example.com.
For press inquiries, contact Robert Alaniz of Milagro Strategy Group at 626.437.3354