Cochise County, along with the seven (7) incorporated cities and towns, seeks public comment on the proposed 2022 Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan.
Cochise County has reconvened a multi-jurisdictional planning team comprised of representatives from Cochise County, City of Benson, City of Bisbee, City of Douglas, City of Sierra Vista, City of Tombstone, City of Willcox, the Town of Huachuca City, and other local, State, and Federal agencies to collaborate on revising and updating the county’s Hazard Mitigation Plan.
As part of the hazard mitigation planning process, the planning team is tasked with identifying natural and human-caused hazards that are likely to occur in our community, assessing the existing vulnerability to these hazards, and establishing goals, actions, and projects that mitigate the associated risks. The overall plan provides communities with a clear understanding of the risks we face, and it outlines a strategy for reducing those risks and preventing community losses due to future hazards.
The multi-jurisdictional planning team is revising the 2017 Cochise County Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan and is seeking public comment throughout the process. County citizens and stakeholder groups are encouraged to provide feedback by submitting comments through the “Community Feedback Form” on the Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan webpage.
The planning effort is being conducted in accordance with the Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000, which requires all local, county, tribal, and state governments to have a FEMA-approved hazard mitigation plan to be eligible for federal disaster mitigation funds.
Learn more information about the Multi-Jurisdiction Hazard Mitigation Plan process by visiting www.cochise.az.gov/853/Multi-Jurisdiction-Hazard-Mitigation-Pla.