Hazard Mitigation Plan

Would you like to learn more about what the City of Petaluma is doing to minimize the impacts of natural hazards, such as drought, earthquakes, flooding, sea level rise, severe weather, extreme heat, and wildfires. Would you also like to learn how the City will minimize impacts of human-caused hazards, such as hazardous material incidents? A Public Review Draft of the City’s Local Hazard Mitigation Plan (LHMP) is now available for public review and comment.

The LHMP assesses risk posed by natural and human-caused hazards, identifies ways to reduce those risks, and allows the City and participating jurisdictions, such as Sonoma County to be eligible for mitigation grant funding from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The LHMP also supports the City’s participation in the National Flood Insurance Program and Community Rating System and includes recommendations to improve the City’s Floodplain Management Plan policies and regulations. A Hazard Mitigation Planning Committee (HMPC) that included participating stakeholders from various regional and local agencies, jurisdictions, and organizations developed the LHMP over the past nine months with assistance from a consultant. The City is now soliciting public comments on the plan before it is finalized and submitted to the California Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) and FEMA for review and approval.

Public Meeting Recording

The City’s Hazard Mitigation consultant and City staff members hosted a virtual public meeting so the community had an opportunity to discuss, question and comment upon the draft Local Hazard Mitigation Plan.


We would like to know a little more about our community and the citizens who are interested in the Local Hazard Mitigation Plan. Please respond to this survey: https://bit.ly/Petaluma_HMP_Public_Input_Survey

form to submit comments on the draft local hazard mitigation plan

Here is a link to an on-line survey form to submit your comments: https://bit.ly/Petaluma_LHMP_Feedback_Survey. You may also e-mail your comments to dramirez@cityofpetaluma.org.

Draft Sections of the Local Hazard Mitigation Plan

Complete, compressed Local Hazard Mitigation Plan

City of Petaluma Appendix A – Planning Process

City of Petaluma Appendix B – References

City of Petaluma Appendix C – Mitigation Strategy

City of Petaluma Appendix D – Adoption Resolution

City of Petaluma Chapter 1 – Introduction 

City of Petaluma Chapter 2 – Community Profile

City of Petaluma Chapter 3 – Planning Process

City of Petaluma Chapter 4 – Risk Assessment

City of Petaluma Chapter 5 – Mitigation Strategy

City of Petaluma Chapter 6 – Plan Adoption

City of Petaluma Chapter 7 – Plan Implementation and Maintenance

City of Petaluma Executive Summary 

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