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:
City of Santa Cruz Local Hazard Mitigation Plan (LHMP)
The City's original LHMP has been approved by the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Below you will find a link to the required 5-year LHMP Update. Having an approved plan enhances the city's ability to compete for pre-disaster mitigation funds when they are made available. We have used such funds to research and write the City's Climate Adaptation Plan.
Five Year Update to the Local Hazard Mitigation Plan
If you have comments on the Local Hazard Mitigation Plan email them to us at this link: LHMP Email Comments.