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Sparks City Council Meeting 2/22/2016

General Business: 9.3

Title: Consideration, discussion, and possible adoption of Resolution No. 3289 to adopt the Washoe County Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan.
Petitioner/Presenter: Chris Syverson, Administrative Services Director/Chris Syverson, Administrative Services Director
Recommendation: Adopt Resoultion No. 3289 for the Washoe County Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan
Financial Impact: none
Business Impact (Per NRS 237):
A Business Impact Statement is not required because this is not a rule.
Agenda Item Brief:

Adoption of a resolution to formalize the acceptance of the Washoe County Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan.


The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) requires that each jurisdiction adopt a Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan on a 5-year cycle.  In 2003, Washoe County formed a Hazard Mitigation Steering Committee and Planning team to develop the County’s first Hazard-Mitigation Plan, published in 2005.  In 2009, Washoe County began the 5-year update of this plan.  FEMA encourages a regional approach to mitigation.  Washoe County worked closely with the cities of Sparks and Reno, the Reno-Sparks Indian Colony, and the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe to produce the Region’s first Regional Hazard Mitigation Plan, published in 2010. On February 28, 2011, the City of Sparks adopted this plan and approved Resolution No. 3191 formalizing the approval.


In 2015, Washoe County worked closely again with Regional Partners for the 5-year update of the plan.  The plan was produced with experts from the various public safety disciplines throughout the County as well as private businesses and citizens.  The plan was presented to citizens in four public meetings and has been approved by the State of Nevada and FEMA.  The final step in this process is formal adoption of the plan.

All agencies participating in the Plan are bringing forth the plan for approval by adoption of the accompanying Resolution.  


1. The City Council may adopt Resolution No. 3289 to accept the Washoe County Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan.

2. The City Council may not adopt of Resolution No. 3289 and therefore not accept the Washoe County Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan.

3. The City Council may or may not adopt Resolution No. 3289 to accept the Washoe County Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan and and direct staff to other alternatives.

Recommended Motion:

I move to adopt Resolution No. 3289 for the adoption of the Washoe County Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan.

Attached Files:
     Washoe County Regional Hazard Mitigation Plan 2015.pdf
     Resolution for HAZ-MIT Plan 2-22-16 TMG.pdf
     City of Sparks Hazard Mitigation Presentation.pdf

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