Local Hazard Mitigation Plan

In response to federal mandates in the Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000 (Public Law 106-390), CVWD applied for and was awarded a planning grant funded by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to develop a Hazard Mitigation Plan (HMP). During this process, residents and officials from neighboring agencies will be asked to contribute by sharing local knowledge of the area’s vulnerability to hazards and by suggesting ways the district can mitigate disasters. CVWD also formed a steering committee made up of local stakeholders, who oversaw the plan’s development and outreach. The committee will meet on a monthly basis for approximately seven months and meetings were open to the public.

Goals & Objectives

Seven goals were set for the District’s Local Hazard Mitigation Plan are listed below:

  1. Protect life and property
  2. Maintain continuity of essential water and sewer services
  3. Increase public awareness of the risk of loss of water/sewer service
  4. Facilitate partnerships with Los Angeles County and Cities of Glendale & La Cañada
  5. Implement a coordination plan between partnering agencies
  6. Protect local water supply sources
  7. Protect against environmental risks caused by sewer system failure initiated by natural hazards

The Steering Committee members identified the following plan objectives:

  1. Implement activities that assist in protecting lives by making infrastructure, critical facilities, and other property more resistant to natural hazards
  2. Protect water quality and supply
  3. Address aging infrastructure issues to reduce/minimize future hazards and disasters
  4. Raise awareness and communicate risk to District assets
  5. Leverage grant funding and low interest loan programs for hazard mitigation capital projects
  6. Establish policies to ensure mitigation projects for critical facilities, services, and infrastructure.
  7. Preserve, rehabilitate, and enhance natural systems to serve natural hazard mitigation functions

Steering Committee

James Bodnar Board Member, Crescenta Valley Water District
Sharon Raghavachary Board Member, Crescenta Valley Water District
Harry Leon President, Crescenta Valley Town Council
Paul Dutton CERT Program, Dutton Real Estate
Ken Herman District Engineer, Foothill Municipal Water District
Doug Caister General Manager, La Cañada Irrigation District
Shahan Atmajian EOC Coordinator, City of La Canada Flintridge – Public Safety
Brian Hodge President, Crescenta Valley Fire Safe Council
Michael De Ghetto Assistant General Manager, Glendale Water and Power
Lisa Naslund Los Angeles County Public Work - Building Safety
Loni Eazell Los Angeles County - PW Disaster Services Group
Dan Hardgrove Deputy Director of Public Works/Field Services, City of Glendale, Public Works
David Weeshoff San Fernando Valley Audubon Society Conservation Chair

Core Planning Team

Rob Flaner Hazard Mitigation Program Manager, Tetra Tech, Inc.
Desmian Alexander Profiling Lead and Junior Planner, Tetra Tech, Inc.
Bart Spencer Proposed Lead Project Planner, Tetra Tech, Inc.
Carol Baumann Risk Analyst/Assessment Lead, Tetra Tech, Inc.
David Gould Director of Engineering, Crescenta Valley Water District
Nem Ochoa General Manager, Crescenta Valley Water District
Colby Christy Regulatory and Public Affairs Manager, Crescenta Valley Water District
Dennis Maxwell Director of Operations, Crescenta Valley Water District
James Lee Director of Finance and Administration, Crescenta Valley Water District
Jennifer Bautista Intern for Engineering, Crescenta Valley Water District
John Robinson Grant Administrator, John Robinson Consulting, Inc.
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