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Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan


January 2011 Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan

Public review and comment period:
December 15, 2010 through January 7, 2011


Preceding Documents [PDF]

  • Table of Contents
  • Acknowledgments
  • Executive Summary

Part 1 – The Planning Process [PDF]

  • Chapter 1. Introduction to the Planning Process
  • Chapter 2. Plan Update—What Has Changed
  • Chapter 3. Plan Update Methodology
  • Chapter 4. Public Involvement
  • Chapter 5. Goals and Objectives
  • Chapter 6. Plan Adoption
  • Chapter 7. Plan Maintenance Strategy

Part 2—Risk Assessment [PDF]

Part 3—Mitigation Strategy [PDF]

  • Chapter 20. Mitigation Alternatives
  • Chapter 21. Mitigation Initiatives

References and Appendices [PDF]

City of Roseville Multi-Hazard Mitigation Survey
In order to identify and plan for future disasters, we need your input! This questionnaire is designed to help the Multi-Hazard Mitigation Committee determine the level of knowledge local citizens already have about potential disasters and to find out about areas vulnerable to various types of disasters. The information you provide will help the City coordinate activities to reduce the risk of injury or property damage in the future.

The survey can be found here. Thank you for taking the time to participate in the 2010 Hazard Mitigation Questionnaire!

2010 Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan Update
The federal Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000 (DMA2000) requires all local agencies in the country to adopt a federally approved Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan in order to receive post-disaster mitigation funds. The DMA emphasizes planning for disasters before they occur. The Plan must inventory potential natural hazards that the City is most vulnerable to, assess the risk to Roseville's citizens, buildings and critical facilities, and develop a mitigation plan to reduce the City's risk and allow a swift and organized recovery should a disaster occur.

Roseville's plan is unique in that the City included an analysis of human-caused hazards that was not required by the pre-September 11th federal legislation. The City also followed the a script prescribed by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Community Rating System (CRS) so that Roseville could meet CRS classification prerequisites, clearing the way for the City to become the first Class 1 community in the nation. The City of Roseville became the highest-rated community in the nation for flood mitigation in October 2007 based on meeting and exceeding the criteria established by FEMA. This resulted in a forty-five percent (45%) reduction in flood insurance premiums for property owners within designated floodplains in the City. The City of Roseville received recertification as the only Class 1 community in the country in October 2009.

The Disaster Mitigation Act requires that the Plan be updated every five years. The Roseville City Council must adopt the Roseville Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan Update before the end of July 2010.

A Multi-Hazard Mitigation Steering Committee will meet from August 2009 to June 2010 to prepare the Plan Update. Please click here to see Steering Committee details, membership, and meeting materials.

2008 Annual Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan Review

Each year, the City is required to conduct a review of the action items in the Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan as required by provisions in the adopted Plan and the Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000. The Roseville City Council reviewed and approved the second annual Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan Progress Report on August 6, 2008 and directed staff to continue implementing the mitigation measures contained in the Plan. This followed a meeting of the Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan Committee on July 15, 2008 to review the action items in the progress report.

There were several significant successes during the past fiscal year as detailed in the 2008 Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan Progress Report.

  • Native Oak Tree Planting Project: Second and Third Phase Underway. The Urban Forester continues to monitor the progress of the Native Oak Tree Planting Project that began during the winter and spring of 2007-2008. The planting phase at all seven sites totaling 6,250 trees has been completed by the contractor. The seedlings and trees will be maintained, irrigated, and monitored over the next five years.
  • FY07 Flood Mitigation Assistance Grant: The City of Roseville was notified July 2, 2008 that a grant in the amount of $227,996 was awarded for a FEMA match to purchase 1211 Champion Oaks Drive. The residence is a severe repetitive loss structure that has received FEMA funding in the past for an elevation project. The City will negotiate the final price with the property owner in July 2008 and anticipates demolition of the structure in calendar year 2008. This will continue the city’s effort to reduce the number of homes in the floodplain and the City’s costs to respond to flood alerts during significant rainfall.
  • Roseville Earns National Building Department Accreditation. Roseville is the first municipality in California to earn national accreditation by the International Accreditation Service (IAS). Building Department Accreditation (BDA) signifies that the Roseville Building Department operates under the highest professional and technical standards. The certification was presented to Chief Building Inspector Gene Paolini by the head of the San Francisco Building Department at the April 16, 2008 Council meeting.
  • Relocation of Emergency Operations Center. A High Priority action item in the MHMP is the relocation of the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) out of the floodplain and to a facility with modern seismic standards. The EOC has been relocated to the Riley Library building at 1501 Pleasant Grove Blvd in West Roseville and will be fully operational by October 2008.
  • NIMS National Incident Management System Training. To enhance the ability of the City of Roseville to manage domestic incidents, the National Incident Management System (NIMS) was adopted by ordinance (now Roseville Municipal Code Section 9.28.075). To comply with NIMS Phase 1, key city staff attended classes and received certification based on their job classification and assigned roles should an emergency occur. Plans to train all city staff in NIMS continue and are now part of required training for all new and existing city employees and elected officials. Advanced training began in June 2008 to comply with NIMS Phase 2. All department heads, elected officials, and staff in positions directly responsible for the Emergency Operations Center will be trained in advanced NIMS coursework.
  • Roseville First in State to Activate Stage One Water Conservation Alert. On April 30, 2008, the City of Roseville’s Environmental Utilities Department activated a Stage One Water Conservation Level within the Roseville city limits in response to a letter received from the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation (USBR) which reduced Roseville’s water supply for the 2008 calendar year by 25 percent. Roseville’s Water Conservation Stage One was activated a month earlier than the Statewide Drought declared by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger. Roseville was one of the first cities in the State to take this step and has been characterized by the media as “proactive” in facing the current water shortage.
  • Innovative Water Conservation Measures. 2008 brought a series of new water conservation programs to Roseville water customers. The Cash for Grass Rebate Pilot Program offered residents a chance to replace their turf with water conserving plants and landscaping. The rebate was $1 for every square foot of turf replaced up to $1,000 per customer. Every square foot of grass replaced with water-smart trees, shrubs and flowers saves an average of 55 gallons of water per year, so residents will also save money on their monthly water bill.

More detail on the progress made to reduce risk and protect life and property in Roseville can be found by clicking the links below.

August 6, 2008 Council Communication
2008 Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan Progress Report
July 15, 2008 Committee Agenda



2007 Annual Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan Review
An annual review of the action items in the Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan is required by provisions in the adopted Plan and the Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000. The Roseville City Council reviewed and approved the second annual Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan Progress Report on August 15, 2007 and directed staff to continue implementing the mitigation measures contained in the Plan. This followed a meeting of the Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan Committee on July 16, 2007 to review the 71 action items in the progress report.

There were several significant successes during the past fiscal year as detailed in the 2007 Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan Progress Report.

  • The City received the 2007 James Lee Witte Award for Excellence in Local Floodplain Management from the Association of State Floodplain Managers
  • The City Council adopted three fire protection ordinances to protect life and property in the event of major structure fires. The adoption of a Fire Sprinkler Ordinance for Attached Housing, a High Rise Buildings Ordinance, and a Mid-Rise Buildings Ordinance in a single year represents a very proactive department and City Council with regards to reducing risk in Roseville.
  • A herd of goats ate an acre a day of dry grass, berry vines, and low-hanging tree branches along an open space area in one of Roseville’s older neighborhoods providing an environmentally sensitive method of reducing fuels.
  • Roseville staff served as a League of California Cities representative on the State Hazard Mitigation Plan Update Committee.
  • Dozens of City staff completed the required National Incident Management Training (NIMS) training with advanced training scheduled for the future.

More detail on the progress made to reduce risk and mitigate both natural and man-made disasters in Roseville can be found by clicking the links below.

August 15, 2007 Council Communication
2007 Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan Progress Report
July 16, 2007 Committee Agenda

2006 Annual Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan Review
The Roseville City Council approved the first annual Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan Progress report on August 16, 2006 and directed staff to continue implementing the mitigation measures contained in the Plan. An annual review of the action items is required by the adopted Plan and the Disaster Mitigation Act.

The City's Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan Steering Committee convened as required on July 20, 2006. The Committee members reviewed the progress made during the first year of implementation and made suggestions for edits to be made to the Plan at the five-year update. The annual meeting fulfilled the folliwng obligations:

  • Reveiw and prepare a report to Council that details progress on the action items in the Plan to better prepare the City in the event of a natural or human-caused disaster.
  • Maintain compliance with the Community Rating System that requires an annual review for the City's CRS Recertification.
  • Provide an opportunity for the public to provide input per the Disaster Mitigation Act, the federal legislation that mandates the Mitigation Plan.
  • Request input from the Committee and the publis as to what changes or enhancements should be made to the Plan and document these to be included in the 5-year Plan Update.

The Council Communication, adopted Progress Report and July 20, 2006 Committee agenda can be viewed by clicking the links below.

August 16, 2006 Council Communication
Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan 2006 Progress Report
July 20, 2006 Committee Agenda

2005 Plan Adoption

Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan

On Wednesday, July 20, 2005, the Roseville City Council adopted the Roseville Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan. The Plan was then submitted, as required by federal law, for review by the Federal Emergency Management Agency. The City was notified in correspondence dated August 9, 2005 that the Plan is in compliance with the Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000 and is approved by FEMA.

The approval letter from FEMA’s Region IX Mitigation Division Director Sally Ziolkowski states in part:

“The City of Roseville California can be commended for its planning process, community participation efforts, catalog of mitigation alternatives, and the clear direction this Plan gives for long-term planning to reduce the impacts of future disasters.”

The City Council adopted the Plan following nine months of public meetings with an ad hoc Steering Committee, an on-line survey of Roseville residents, two public workshops on natural and human-caused hazards, and a special workshop of the City Council on May 31, 2005 to discuss the Plan contents. The City Council workshop can be viewed in its entirety by clicking the link on the right. The City also prepared a mitigated negative declaration for the Plan that was posted for public comment during the month of May 2005 and adopted by the Council in July as part of the final action.

The federal Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000 (DMA2000) requires all local agencies in the country to adopt a federally approved Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan in order to receive post-disaster mitigation funds. The DMA emphasizes planning for disasters before they occur. The Plan must inventory potential natural hazards that the City is most vulnerable to, assess the risk to Roseville's citizens, buildings and critical facilities, and develop a mitigation plan to reduce the City's risk and allow a swift and organized recovery should a disaster occur.

Roseville's plan is unique in that the City included an analysis of human-caused hazards that was not required by the pre-September 11th federal legislation. The City also followed the a script prescribed by the Community Rating System so that Roseville could meet CRS classification prerequisites, clearing the way for the City to become the first Class 1 community in the nation.

Interested parties may see the Plan’s contents by clicking on any of the links below.

City of Roseville Hazard Mitigation Plan

Part 1 - Preceding Documents [PDF]

  • Table of Contents
  • Plan Point of Contact
  • Acknowledgments
  • Executive Summary

Part 2 - The Planning Process [PDF]

  • Chapter 1. Introduction to the Planning Process
  • Chapter 2. Organizing Organizting Resources
  • Chapter 3. Engaging the Public
  • Chapter 4. Overview of Plan Development Process

Part 3 - Risk Assessment [PDF]

Part 4 - Mitigation Strategies [PDF]

  • Chapter 16. Mitigation Goals and Objectives
  • Chapter 17. Review of Mitigation Alternatives
  • Chapter 18. Hazard Mitigation Action Plan

Part 5 - Plan Implementation and Maintenance [PDF]

  • Chapter 19. Plan Maintenance
  • Chapter 20. Plan Adoption

References and Appendices [PDF]

Mitigated Negative DeclarationMitigated Negative Declaration Document [PDF]

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FEMA Approval Letter
View the FEMA approval letter.

Video
View information about the Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan, including seismic, flood control, and emergency preparedness information from the January 2010 Focus show from January 21, 2010

View the City Council Multi-Hazard Mitigation planning Workshop video from May 31, 2005

View the Community Rating System video from 2003.

Links
Community Rating System
Steering Committee

City of Roseville's Emergency Operations Plan