Local Hazard Mitigation Plan (LHMP)

The City of Sebastopol has launched a planning effort to assess risks from natural and human-caused hazards and to identify ways to reduce those risks. The planning process will result in the preparation of the City’s Local Hazard Mitigation Plan (LHMP). The preparation of a LHMP is required under the Federal Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000 as a prerequisite to be eligible to receive federal disaster assistance and funding.

Most people who live and work in the City of Sebastopol are vulnerable to a wide range of natural hazards, including earthquakes, flooding, and wildfires. The community may be exposed to potential human-caused hazards associated with facilities and infrastructure that contain hazardous materials. Climate change is also expected to intensify the impacts of natural hazards assessed in the plan. The LHMP will provide the City with valuable tools to identify risks and mitigate hazards through future project-specific actions and climate adaptation strategies. The plan will also support the City’s participation in the National Flood Insurance Program and include recommendations to improve the City’s floodplain policies and regulations. 

Fire Chief: Bill Braga

7425 Bodega Avenue
Sebastopol, CA 95472
Phone: 707-823-8061
Fax: 707-823-4703
Email: bbraga@cityofsebastopol.org


Office Hours

Open Monday - Thursday 7:00 - 5:30
Closed 12:00-12:30
Closed Fridays




Downloadable Documents

Local Hazard Mitigation Plan