Major disasters could strike the San Francisco Bay Area at any time. Lives will be lost, property damage will occur, and the Bay Area economy will suffer. The City of San Leandro, along with more than 90 agencies throughout Alameda County and the Bay Area, is participating in developing a plan for public policies needed to mitigate the natural hazards that affect the Bay Area and accelerate economic recovery following a disaster.
Under the coordination of the Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG), this multi-jurisdictional effort should not only maintain and enhance the disaster resistance of our region, but also fulfill the requirements of the nation's Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000 for all local governments to develop and adopt this type of plan.
The City of San Leandro has completed its draft of the mitigation strategies being adopted by all participating agencies. It is available for review at the link below. Likewise, the PowerPoint presentation to be made to the San Leandro City Council on September 21, 2009 is available at the link below.
Additional information on the Multi-Jurisdictional Local Hazard Mitigation Plan may be found on ABAG's website: quake.abag.ca.gov/mitigation
We welcome your review of and comment on these drafted strategies. Please submit all comments or questions by Wednesday, September 30, 2009 to:
City of San Leandro
Representative Kathy Ornelas
835 East 14th Street
San Leandro, CA 94577