State Planning Assistance for Mitigation at the Local Level; Assessing Local Hazard Mitigation Plans
The first part of the class is a lecture on the context for and issues involved in state hazard mitigation planning assistance to local governments. The instructor identifies the problems of developing local hazard mitigation commitment and capacity, in terms of using state mandates and incentives to achieve local actions. Then the nature of local hazard mitigation plans is discussed, along with best practice criteria for evaluating local hazard mitigation plans.
The second part of the class is an exercise in which teams of students assess a local hazard mitigation plan and evaluate its ability to implement an effective hazard mitigation program. ________________________________________________________________________