2007-2008 Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan

2008 Annual Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan Review

Each year, the City is required to conduct a review of the action items in the Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan as required by provisions in the adopted Plan and the Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000. The Roseville City Council reviewed and approved the second annual Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan Progress Report on August 6, 2008 and directed staff to continue implementing the mitigation measures contained in the Plan. This followed a meeting of the Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan Committee on July 15, 2008 to review the action items in the progress report.

There were several significant successes during the past fiscal year as detailed in the 2008 Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan Progress Report.

  • Native Oak Tree Planting Project: Second and Third Phase Underway. The Urban Forester continues to monitor the progress of the Native Oak Tree Planting Project that began during the winter and spring of 2007-2008. The planting phase at all seven sites totaling 6,250 trees has been completed by the contractor. The seedlings and trees will be maintained, irrigated, and monitored over the next five years.
  • FY07 Flood Mitigation Assistance Grant: The City of Roseville was notified July 2, 2008 that a grant in the amount of $227,996 was awarded for a FEMA match to purchase 1211 Champion Oaks Drive. The residence is a severe repetitive loss structure that has received FEMA funding in the past for an elevation project. The City will negotiate the final price with the property owner in July 2008 and anticipates demolition of the structure in calendar year 2008. This will continue the city’s effort to reduce the number of homes in the floodplain and the City’s costs to respond to flood alerts during significant rainfall.
  • Roseville Earns National Building Department Accreditation. Roseville is the first municipality in California to earn national accreditation by the International Accreditation Service (IAS). Building Department Accreditation (BDA) signifies that the Roseville Building Department operates under the highest professional and technical standards. The certification was presented to Chief Building Inspector Gene Paolini by the head of the San Francisco Building Department at the April 16, 2008 Council meeting.
  • Relocation of Emergency Operations Center. A High Priority action item in the MHMP is the relocation of the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) out of the floodplain and to a facility with modern seismic standards. The EOC has been relocated to the Riley Library building at 1501 Pleasant Grove Blvd in West Roseville and will be fully operational by October 2008.
  • NIMS National Incident Management System Training. To enhance the ability of the City of Roseville to manage domestic incidents, the National Incident Management System (NIMS) was adopted by ordinance (now Roseville Municipal Code Section 9.28.075). To comply with NIMS Phase 1, key city staff attended classes and received certification based on their job classification and assigned roles should an emergency occur. Plans to train all city staff in NIMS continue and are now part of required training for all new and existing city employees and elected officials. Advanced training began in June 2008 to comply with NIMS Phase 2. All department heads, elected officials, and staff in positions directly responsible for the Emergency Operations Center will be trained in advanced NIMS coursework.
  • Roseville First in State to Activate Stage One Water Conservation Alert. On April 30, 2008, the City of Roseville’s Environmental Utilities Department activated a Stage One Water Conservation Level within the Roseville city limits in response to a letter received from the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation (USBR) which reduced Roseville’s water supply for the 2008 calendar year by 25 percent. Roseville’s Water Conservation Stage One was activated a month earlier than the Statewide Drought declared by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger. Roseville was one of the first cities in the State to take this step and has been characterized by the media as “proactive” in facing the current water shortage.
  • Innovative Water Conservation Measures. 2008 brought a series of new water conservation programs to Roseville water customers. The Cash for Grass Rebate Pilot Program offered residents a chance to replace their turf with water conserving plants and landscaping. The rebate was $1 for every square foot of turf replaced up to $1,000 per customer. Every square foot of grass replaced with water-smart trees, shrubs and flowers saves an average of 55 gallons of water per year, so residents will also save money on their monthly water bill.

More detail on the progress made to reduce risk and protect life and property in Roseville can be found by clicking the links below.

August 6, 2008 Council Communication
2008 Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan Progress Report
July 15, 2008 Committee Agenda

2007 Annual Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan Review

There were several significant successes during the past fiscal year as detailed in the 2007 Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan Progress Report.

  • The City received the 2007 James Lee Witte Award for Excellence in Local Floodplain Management from the Association of State Floodplain Managers
  • The City Council adopted three fire protection ordinances to protect life and property in the event of major structure fires. The adoption of a Fire Sprinkler Ordinance for Attached Housing, a High Rise Buildings Ordinance, and a Mid-Rise Buildings Ordinance in a single year represents a very proactive department and City Council with regards to reducing risk in Roseville.
  • A herd of goats ate an acre a day of dry grass, berry vines, and low-hanging tree branches along an open space area in one of Roseville’s older neighborhoods providing an environmentally sensitive method of reducing fuels.
  • Roseville staff served as a League of California Cities representative on the State Hazard Mitigation Plan Update Committee.
  • Dozens of City staff completed the required National Incident Management Training (NIMS) training with advanced training scheduled for the future.

More detail on the progress made to reduce risk and mitigate both natural and man-made disasters in Roseville can be found by clicking the links below.

August 15, 2007 Council Communication
2007 Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan Progress Report
July 16, 2007 Committee Agenda


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