The County of San Mateo is in the process of updating the 2016 Multijurisdictional Local Hazard Mitigation Plan (LHMP). The Town of Colma is a partner in the update process, along with all other cities in San Mateo County. The LHMP assesses hazard vulnerabilities and identifies mitigation actions that jurisdictions will pursue in order to reduce the level of injury, property damage, and community disruption that might otherwise result from such events. The LHMP addresses natural and human-caused hazards, including flooding, drought, wildfire, landslides, severe weather, terrorism, cyber threats, pandemic, and the impact of climate change on hazards.
Adoption of the Plan helps the County and its partners remain eligible for various types of pre-and post-disaster community assistance, such as grants, from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the State government.
- There is a survey for people living in San Mateo County to provide input. The survey is available in six languages: English, Spanish, Simple Chinese, Tagalog, Tongan, and Arabic. The media release and the survey can be found on our website: https://cmo.smcgov.org/multijurisdictional-local-hazard-mitigation-plan
- Public Workshop #1 will be held on Thursday, March 25 from 4:00 – 5:30 PM. Interpretation services in any languages may be requested with 48 hours notice and ADA accommodations as available with 48 hours advance notice via the RSVP system or via email. To register for the workshop, please go to: https://smcgov.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAtdu6qqzMpHd1Z3kHCx3fS6pK5ofyIBqNd
Additional details and information on the LHMP update can be found on the County of San Mateo website: