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Local Hazard Mitigation Plan

The South Orange County Community College District (SOCCCD or District) will be conducting community meetings to announce the development of a Local Hazard Mitigation Plan (LHMP). The purpose of the LHMP is to identify actions/projects that will help reduce and/or eliminate the loss of life and property from the impact of hazards in the community.

The public is invited to the meetings to learn about SOCCCD’s efforts to develop the LHMP and provide feedback on local concerns. The meeting dates and times will be announced on the homepage of the SOCCCD website.

While LHMPs are not required, SOCCCD must have an approve LHMP to received federal Hazard Mitigation Assistance grants from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Locals are responsible to prepare, maintain, update, and adopt the LHMP, the Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) reviews the LHMP, and FEMA approves the LHMP. LHMPs must also be maintained and updated every five (5) years to be in compliance.

Contents of the LHMP include documentation of the planning process used to create/update the LHMP; documentation of current mitigation capabilities; identification of community hazards and their impacts on the District; and, the identification of potential projects and/or actions to mitigate the impacts. 

During the periodic meetings, the public will be invited to provide comments or suggestions on the planning process, community hazards, and, potential projects and/or actions. SOCCCD representatives and a consultant team will be on hand to answer any questions. All comments received from the public will be documented and considered for inclusion into the LHMP.

LHMP Public Meetings:

Meeting #1: November 19, 2020

Meeting #2: December 7, 2021 - Zoom Recording