Local Hazard Mitigation Plan (LHMP)

What is a Local Hazard Mitigation Plan?

Hazard mitigation planning reduces loss of life and property by minimizing the impact of disasters. It begins with state, tribal and local governments identifying natural disaster risks and vulnerabilities that are common in their area. After identifying these risks, they develop long-term strategies for protecting people and property from similar events. Mitigation plans are key to breaking the cycle of disaster damage and reconstruction. 

why is a local hazard mitigation plan important?

  • A Local Hazard Mitigation Plan brings awareness to natural hazards and vulnerabilities within a community.
  • Creates partnerships between government, organizations, businesses, and members of the public. 
  • Public input during the planning process helps identify strategies for long-term risk reduction.
  • By identifying areas of greater risk, mitigation actions and resources can be utilized more effectively. 

Community Engagement

All documents and meeting information related to the Local Hazard Mitigation Plan will be updated on this webpage. 

As part of the LHMP planning process, the City of Concord sought input from those who live and/or work in Concord on the natural hazards that affect them the most. This public survey closed on January 31, 2023. A summary of the main survey findings will be included in the updated Local Hazard Mitigation Plan.

PUBLIC REVIEW Of the draft hazard mitigation plan 2023 update - FEBRUARY 13 - 26, 2023

The City of Concord Office of Emergency Services and Community Development Department invite members of the community to review and comment on the public draft of the City of Concord Hazard Mitigation Plan 2023 Update. 

The two-week public review period of the Draft Plan begins on February 13, 2023 and ends February 26, 2023 at 5:00 pm PST. You can access a copy of the Draft Plan here.

Members of the Public can submit written comments of the draft plan via Survey Monkey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ConcordPublicComment or by scanning the QR code below with your phone's camera.


city of concord hazard mitigation story map

Check out Concord's Hazard Mitigation Story Map website for a visual depiction of the hazards being analyzed as part of the Hazard Mitigation Plan 2023 Update. 

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steering committee

In preparation of the Local Hazard Mitigation Plan, the City of Concord will be holding three (3) Steering Committee Meetings, and encourages members of the public to attend. Click on the below date(s) to view the agenda for that meeting, or visit the Agenda Center webpage to view all Committee/Council/Board Agendas.

LHMP Steering Committee Approved Ground Rules


American Red Cross
Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART)
Central Contra Costa Sanitary District 
Contra Costa Water District
Contra Costa County Office of Emergency Services
East Bay Regional Park District
Food Bank of Contra Costa & Solano
John Muir Health
Kinder Morgan
Monument Crisis Center 
Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E)

Public meetings