DMA 2000 Project
According to Federal Disaster Mitigation act of 2000 (DMA 2000), in order to be eligible to receive federal Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) funds from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for projects related to disasters declared after November 1, 2004, local governments must have an approved and updated 2010 Local Hazard Mitigation Plan (LHMP). The plan is required to contain mitigation strategies to reduce or eliminate long-term risk to people and property from hazards and their effects. It also is required to contain courses of action the City would follow to reduce vulnerability and exposure to future hazard events (disasters).
The City of Foster City is fulfilling the 2010 requirements of DMA 2000 by joining with other Bay Area communities and the Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG) to write a DMA 2000 plan for the region. The portion of the plan dealing specifically with Foster City is known as the Foster City Annex. Key City departments have met to update and prioritize mitigation strategies appropriate for the City. Departments involved in these meetings include the Community Development, Public Works, Police, Fire and their representatives.
An informational meeting will be held on Monday, Decemeber 7, 2009 at 1:30pm in the Fire Department's Emergency Operations Center located at 1040 E. Hillsdale Blvd. Jeanne Perkins of ABAG (Association of Bay Area Governments) will give a presentation on the Development of Regional and local Mitigation Strategy Priorities.
Information on the ABAG DMA 2000 Project can be found by going to the ABAG web site http://quake.abag.ca.gov/mitigation/ and clicking on mitigation strategies located under the Draft 2009/10 Plan Update heading.
To View a PowerPoint presentation with further information regarding the 2010 DMA 2000 update click here: http://quake.abag.ca.gov/mitigation/resources.html. Then navigate to the fifth bullet point down from the top and click on NEW 2009 SAMPLE PowerPoint Slide Show on LHMP and Development of LOCAL Mitigation Strategy Priorities.