Town of Patagonia Begins Work on Hazard Mitigation Plan

 A planning team comprised of representatives from the Town of Patagonia and the Patagonia Volunteer Fire Company will be meeting regularly to participate in a hazard mitigation planning process. The team will develop a Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan for the Town of Patagonia in cooperation with Santa Cruz County and other local jurisdictions, according to The Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000 (DMA2K).

The DMA2K requires all local, county, tribal and state governments to have a FEMA approved hazard mitigation plan in order to be eligible for federal hazard mitigation funds. The plan will focus on the area’s most threatening hazards to citizens and property and will provide a strategy to reduce or eliminate the risk from those hazards

The planning team anticipates having a plan draft in mid 2011, at which time the public will be provided the opportunity to review the plan and comment.

For more information regarding the hazard mitigation planning process/plan, please contact  Dave Teel, Town Manager at Patagonia Town Hall or by e-mail at

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