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Record #: R2019-750   
Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Intro date: 10/16/2019 Current Controlling Legislative Body: Committee on Public Safety
Final action: 11/20/2019
Title: Adoption of FEMA-approved 2019 Cook County Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan and 2019 City of Chicago jurisdictional annex document
Sponsors: Lightfoot, Lori E.
Topic: CITY COUNCIL - Miscellaneous, - ENERGY/ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES - Miscellaneous
Attachments: 1. R2019-750.pdf
OFFICE OF THE MAYOR
CITY OF CHICAGO
LORI E. LIGHTFOOT
MAYOR

October 16, 2019










TO THE HONORABLE, THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CHICAGO


Ladies and Gentlemen:

At the request ofthe Executive Director of Emergency Management and-Communications, I transmit herewith a resolution authorizing adoption ofthe Cook County Multi-jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan.

Your favorable consideration of this resolution will be appreciated.


Very truly yours,

RESOLUTION

WHEREAS, the City of Chicago (the "City") is a home rule unit of government under Article VII, Section 6(a) of the Constitution of the State of Illinois and, as such, may exercise any power and perform any function pertaining to its government and affairs; and

WHEREAS, The federal Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000 (the "Act") requires jurisdictions to adopt a hazard mitigation plan on a form approved by the Federal Emergency Management Agency ("FEMA") to enable local eligibility for future hazard mitigation grant funds; and

WHEREAS, The Hazard Mitigation Grant Program ("HMGP") is a program managed by the State of Illinois to administer funds from FEMA; and

WHEREAS, The intent of the HMGP is to reduce the risk of future damage, hardship, loss, or suffering caused by natural hazards by providing financial support to carry out cost-effective hazard mitigation projects and plans as required of state and local governments as a condition of receiving federal disaster and emergency management assistance; and

WHEREAS, proactive mitigation of known natural hazards before a disaster event occurs can reduce or eliminate long-term risk to life and property; and

WHEREAS, to maintain continued eligibility for FEMA mitigation grant assistance programs, the Act requires that a hazard mitigation plan be updated every five years; and

WHEREAS, in accordance with the Act's requirements, 121 Cook County jurisdictions engaged in the FEMA-prescribed mitigation planning process to prepare the 2019 Cook County Multi-Jur...

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