A multi-jurisdictional planning team comprised of representatives from Maricopa County and the 27 participating jurisdictions comprised of tribes, cities, towns and other local governmental entities substantially located within Maricopa County, has been meeting regularly to participate in a hazard mitigation planning process.
The purpose of this process is to update the current version of the Maricopa County Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan according to The Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000, also known as DMA2K, according to a press release.
The DMA2K requires all local, county, tribal and state governments to have a FEMA approved hazard mitigation plan in order to be eligible for certain federal disaster mitigation funds.
The first draft of the newly updated 2015 Maricopa County Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan has been completed and is ready for public viewing and comment, stated the release.
The updated draft of the plan can be downloaded at the following website: http://www.maricopa.gov/Emerg_Mgt/links.aspx or you can contact your community’s representative, Robert Lee, emergency manager for the Town of Paradise Valley, at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 480-348-3631.