The City of Paso Robles has developed a Local Hazard Mitigation Plan (hereinafter referred to as the 2016 LHMP) to assess risks posed by natural and human-caused hazards and to develop a mitigation strategy for reducing the City's risks. The City has prepared the 2016 LHMP in accordance with the requirements of the Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000 (DMA 2000).
About the Plan
As defined in Title 44 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), Subpart M, Section 206.401, hazard mitigation is "any action taken to reduce or eliminate the long-term risk to human life and property from natural hazards."
As such, hazard mitigation is any work to minimize the impacts of any type of hazard event before it occurs. Hazard mitigation aims to reduce losses from future disasters. It is a process in which hazards are identified and profiled, the people and facilities at risk are analyzed, and mitigation actions to reduce or eliminate hazard risk are developed. The implementation of the mitigation actions, which include short and long-term strategies that may involve planning, policy changes, programs, projects, and other activities, is the end result of this process.