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File #: 19-356    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Consent Item Status: Passed
File created: 6/21/2019 In control: City Council/Public Finance and Economic Development Authority/Parking Authority
On agenda: 7/1/2019 Final action: 7/1/2019
Title: SUBJECT: Adoption of Resolution Authorizing the City Manager or His Designee to Sign a Letter of Commitment for a Multi-Jurisdictional Local Hazard Mitigation Planning (LHMP) Grant REPORT IN BRIEF Considers adopting a Resolution authorizing the City Manager or his Designee to sign a LHMP Letter of Commitment for a Multi-Jurisdictional LHMP Grant through the Merced County Operational Area (OA). RECOMMENDATION City Council - Adopt a motion adopting Resolution 2019-37, A Resolution of the City Council of the City of Merced, California authorizing the City Manager or his Designee to sign a letter of commitment for the Merced County Multi-Jurisdictional Local Hazard Mitigation Planning grant.
Attachments: 1. Merced County - Hazard Mitigation Plan Grant Process 06 21 19.pdf, 2. Resolution Authorizing Designated Signature Authority, 3. Letter of Commitment - Hazard Mitigation Planning.pdf

Report Prepared by: Janet German, Secretary III, Fire Dept.

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SUBJECT: Adoption of Resolution Authorizing the City Manager or His Designee to Sign a Letter of Commitment for a Multi-Jurisdictional Local Hazard Mitigation Planning (LHMP) Grant

REPORT IN BRIEF
Considers adopting a Resolution authorizing the City Manager or his Designee to sign a LHMP Letter of Commitment for a Multi-Jurisdictional LHMP Grant through the Merced County Operational Area (OA).

RECOMMENDATION
City Council - Adopt a motion adopting Resolution 2019-37, A Resolution of the City Council of the City of Merced, California authorizing the City Manager or his Designee to sign a letter of commitment for the Merced County Multi-Jurisdictional Local Hazard Mitigation Planning grant.

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ALTERNATIVES
1. Approve, as recommended by Staff; or,
2. Approve, subject to other than recommended by Staff; or,
3. Deny; or,
4. Refer to Staff for consideration of specific items; or,
5. Continue to a future meeting.

AUTHORITY
Charter of the City of Merced, Article II - Powers of City, Section 200 - Powers
Charter of the City of Merced, Article IV - City Council, Section 405 - Powers Vested in the City Council

CITY COUNCIL PRIORITIES
Public Safety as provided for in the 2019-20 Adopted Budget.

DISCUSSION
Background

As a result of 2018 California Wildfires in Butte, Los Angeles, and Ventura Counties, the President declared a major disaster (DR-4407) for the State of California pursuant to his authority under the T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act. Through this declaration, grant program funds were made available under the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program, whereby the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) became eligible to provide financial assistance for the State of California to implement mitigation measures to reduce the risk of life and property from future disasters during the recovery from the major disaster.

FEMA and the California Office of Emergency S...

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