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File #: 2020-0227    Version:
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 7/21/2020 In control: Law and Justice Committee
On agenda: Final action: 9/15/2020
Enactment date: 9/17/2020 Enactment #: 19160
Title: AN ORDINANCE approving and adopting the updated 2020-2025 King County Regional Hazard Mitigation Plan, as approved by the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
Sponsors: Girmay Zahilay
Indexes: Emergency Management
Attachments: 1. Ordinance 19160, 2. A. 2020-2025 King County Regional Hazard Mitigation Plan, 3. 2020-0227 Legislative Review Form, 4. 2020-0227 Fiscal Note - 2020-2025 KCRHMP, 5. 2020-0227 Revised Transmittal Letter - 2020-2025 RHMP_BD, 6. 2020-0227 Signed Revised Transmittal Letter - 2020-2025 RHMP_BD, 7. 2020-0227_SR_RHMP 2020 Update.docx, 8. 2020-0227_ATT2_AMD1_Technical Amendment.docx, 9. 2020-0227_RevisedSR_RHMP 2020 Update.docx

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Clerk 09/02/2020

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AN ORDINANCE approving and adopting the updated 2020-2025 King County Regional Hazard Mitigation Plan, as approved by the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

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                     BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL OF KING COUNTY:

                     SECTION 1.  Findings:

                     A.  King County supports disaster mitigation efforts and regional disaster planning.

                     B.  A locally adopted plan reviewed and approved by Federal Emergency Management Agency ("FEMA") is required under the Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000.

                     C.  Regular revisions and updates to the five year plan are required by FEMA.

                     D.  In October 2004, Ordinance 15038 approved the county's initial five year Regional Hazard Mitigation Plan.

                     E  In December 2009, Ordinance 16715 approved an update to the Regional Hazard Mitigation Plan.

                     F. In March 2015, Ordinance 17996 approved the second update of the Regional Hazard Mitigation Plan.

                     F.  Another update to the plan is now required to comply with the Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000.

                     G.  King County and other political subdivisions and organizations within King County have a cooperative interest in disaster mitigation planning efforts.  Over sixty jurisdictions participated in the drafting of the update to the plan in Attachment A to this ordinance, the 2020-2025 King County Regional Hazard Mitigation Plan.

                     H.  It is expected that over fifty jurisdictions will adopt the update as their base plan following FEMA approval.

                     I.  FEMA approval of the plan enables the county to seek federal mitigation project funding related to potential hazards the region may experience over the next five-year planning period.

                     J.  The enactment of this ordinance is required for final approval from FEMA.

                     SECTION 2.  The King County Council hereby approves and adopts the 2020-2025 King County Regional Hazard Mitigation Plan, Attachment A to this ordinance.