Emergency Operations Plan
The City of Santa Cruz Emergency Operations Plan (EOP) is designed to help prepare for, mitigate and manage disaster response in our community. The key objectives of the EOP are the protection of life, property and our environment. To accomplish these objectives we train and exercise personnel, and develop collaborative efforts within our County with other emergency management agencies and their representatives.
The City of Santa Cruz is a member of the County's Emergency Management Council (EMC). The EMC works to develop, coordinate and manage programs and local efforts intended to prevent, prepare for, respond to and mitigate disasters and emergencies.
Additional emergency management links are below:
- County of Santa Cruz Emergency Services webpages
- City of Santa Cruz Local Hazard Mitigation Plan (LHMP)
The LHMP has been approved by the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Having an approved plan enhances the city's ability to compete for pre-disaster mitigation funds when they are made available. Currently the city is utilizing a pre-disaster mitigation FEMA grant to update the LHMP with a Climate Adaptation Action Plan.
Citizens, Emergency Managers, Community Stakeholders PLEASE READ and COMMENT.
- Local Hazard Mitigation Plan DRAFT Update
The City of Santa Cruz has been working on an update to the Local Hazard Mitigation Plan. It has been posted at the link above for residents and all stakeholders to review. This is a DRAFT version and we solicit your comments and ideas for improving our hazard mitigation and emergency management plans and practices.
Please email your Local Hazard Mitigation Plan comments to: LHMP Email Comments.