CRA Brief – County Updates

Part of the CRA Briefs is a section providing updates on county plans and initiatives. This is from the brief shared on January 24, 2022.

Alameda County – Local Hazard Mitigation Plan Draft: Alameda County, on behalf of Unincorporated Alameda County, is updating its 2016 Local Hazard Mitigation Plan. A public draft of the 2021 LHMP is available for review and comment.

Los Angeles County – LA County Climate Vulnerability Assessment: In October Los Angeles County released its Climate Vulnerability Assessment, which was conducted to help understand the risks and challenges that a changing climate will bring to people living in Los Angeles County. Assessment:

Marin County – New Evacuation Mapping Tool Unveiled: The Marin County Sheriff’s Office, along with all Marin municipalities and the Marin Wildfire Prevention Authority, launched a new web-based evacuation mapping tool and “Know Your Zone” campaign to help county residents and businesses be better prepared for the next evacuation or emergency.

San Diego County – Climate Resilient SD Plan: In December, the San Diego City Council adopted the City’s first-ever climate adaptation and resiliency plan. Climate Resilient SD provides strategies to prepare, respond and recover from potential climate change hazards, like extreme heat, wildfires, sea level rise, and flooding and drought, as well as how the proposed investments can improve local communities. Plan:

San Francisco – Launches New Climate Resilience Program: San Francisco launched ClimateSF, a comprehensive multi-agency effort to guide San Francisco’s climate resilience efforts, led by the Mayor’s Office and the San Francisco Office of Resilience and Capital Planning, Planning Department, Department of the Environment, Port of San Francisco, and the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission.

San Mateo County – Local Hazard Mitigation Plan: In November the county adopted its new Multijurisdictional Local Hazard Mitigation Plan. Press Release: Volume 1 Planning Area Wide Elements: Volume 2 Planning Partner Annexes:

San Mateo County – Department Name Change: County has changed the name of County’s Office of Emergency Services to the Department of Emergency Management.

Ventura County – Hazard Mitigation Plan Update: Ventura County is currently in the process of updating its Hazard Mitigation Plan. The update is a multi-jurisdictional effort that is overseen by the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office of Emergency Services in coordination with over 20 Planning Partners, including the County’s Watershed Protection District, 10 incorporated cities, the Ventura County Office of Education, and various special-purpose districts.