The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has approved a City of Santa Monica multi-hazard mitigation plan, developed by the city to comply with the federal Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000.

City officials will use the plan to prioritize projects, policies and activities to reduce hazard risk and vulnerability in Santa Monica.

The plan will help city officials guide disaster mitigation activities during the next several years.

Plan approval by the Federal Emergency Management Agency ensures the city’s continued eligibility for federal disaster assistance funds following a declared disaster as well as pre-disaster funding to reduce disaster impacts.

The plan has five goals:

– protect lives and property;

– improve emergency service capability;

– increase public awareness of local hazards;

– develop partnerships to implement goals; and

– promote sustainable living.

The Santa Monica City Council formally approved the plan last year.

Information, (310) 458-8686.

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