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September 11, 2013
City of Santa Fe Holds a Public Meeting on its Hazard Mitigation Plan

Thursday, September 12, 2013 at 5:30 p.m.

Santa Fe Community Convention Center in the Nambe Room

Public Comment Will be Accepted Until October 9, 2013

The City of Santa Fe will hold a public meeting on its Hazard Mitigation Plan on Thursday, September 12, 2013 at 5:30 p.m. in the Nambe Room of the Santa Fe Community Convention Center located at 201 West Marcy Ave., Santa Fe, NM.

The purpose of the meeting is to give the public an opportunity to comment on the Mitigation Plan, meet some of the planning team, discuss the mitigation planning process, and provide comments and make recommendations to the final plan.

A copy of the draft Mitigation Plan is available online here: HazMit Draft.pdf

Written comments will be accepted until October 9, 2013 at 5:00 p.m. and may be submitted to:

Andrew Phelps

Emergency Manager

City of Santa Fe

PO Box 909

Santa Fe, NM 87504

Comments may also be sent via email to [bot protected email address].

The purpose of mitigation planning is to identify policies and actions that can be implemented over the long term to reduce risk and future losses. Mitigation Plans form the foundation for a community's long-term strategy to reduce disaster losses and break the cycle of disaster damage, reconstruction, and repeated damage. The planning process is as important as the plan itself. It creates a framework for risk-based decision making to reduce damages to lives, property, and the economy from future disasters.

“While we cannot eliminate all of the hazards that could impact the City of Santa Fe, we can prevent these hazards from becoming disasters. That is exactly what this Mitigation Plan is designed to do” said Andrew Phelps, Emergency Manager for the City of Santa Fe.

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