9 Resolution 2017-__, Approving the City of Livingston’s Emergency Operations Plan Revision.

Meeting Date: February 07, 2017

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STAFF REPORT

AGENDA ITEM: Resolution Approving the City of Livingston’s Emergency Operations Plan Revision

MEETING DATE: February 7, 2017

PREPARED BY: Ruben Chavez, Chief of Police

REVIEWED BY: Odi Ortiz, Interim City Manager

RECOMMENDATION:

It is respectfully recommended that the City Council adopt Resolution _ approving the updated City of Livingston’s Emergency Operations Plan (EOP) and authorizing the Mayor to sign the Letter of Promulgation stating the Council’s support for the Plan.

BACKGROUND:

The City of Livingston’s Emergency Operations Plan (EOP) identifies the City’s emergency planning, organization, and response policies and procedures. The plan also addresses the integration and coordination with other governmental agencies, special districts and non-governmental organizations involved in emergency preparedness, management and response operations.

By its nature, an Emergency Operations Plan is a living document. It is acknowledged that processes, guidance and protocols change and so too must this document. The City’s Office of Emergency Services, within the Police Department, is responsible for reviewing the entire plan on an annual basis and coordinating the revision of the plan as required. The last revision to this plan and adoption by resolution was in 2012. A complete review of the program and revision was initiated to update the plan and the City’s preparedness.

DISCUSSION:

The updated Emergency Operations Plan being presented for adoption is an essential document for emergency management. The plan provides a framework for response and emergency management systems defines roles and responsibilities of the City’s emergency response organization and provides triggers for implementation of this plan during disasters, all of which, along with training and exercises, prepare the emergency organization to respond effectively when West Sacramento is impacted by a disaster.

This resolution is required to maintain compliance with the State’s Standardized Emergency Management System (SEMS) and the Federal government’s National Incident Management System (NIMS) program elements enabling eligibility for State and Federal disaster assistance. This plan also fulfills federal and state planning requirements for continued Homeland Security Grant eligibility.

For the 2016 EOP revision, the most notable amendments were reformatting to comply with the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Comprehensive Preparedness Guide (CPG) 101, Developing and Maintaining Emergency Operations Plans and the incorporation of Emergency Support Functions (ESF).

FISCAL IMPACT:

There was no cost associated to the review and update of the Plan as it was conducted by City staff. ATTACHMENTS:

1. Resolution No. 2017-

2. City of Livingston Emergency Operations Plan EOC Annex

RESOLUTION NO. 2017-_

A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF LIVINGSTON APPROVING THE CITY OF LIVINGSTON’S EMERGENCY OPERATIONS PLAN REVISION

WHEREAS, the City of Livingston recognizes that planning for emergencies in advance can reduce potential harm to people and property within our community from the threat of natural, human caused and/or technological hazards; and

WHEREAS, an emergency operations plan and its associated annexes provide the framework for emergency response and emergency management in the City of Livingston during disasters; and

WHEREAS, the overall objective of emergency management for the City of Livingston is to ensure the effective management of response forces and resources in preparing for and responding to situations associated with natural disasters, human-caused and technological incidents and national security emergencies; and

WHEREAS, the City of Livingston is primarily responsible for emergency actions and will commit all available resources to save lives, minimize injury to persons and minimize damage to property and the environment; and

WHEREAS, the City of Livingston’s emergency management program is committed to provide effective life safety measures, while reducing property loss and damage to the environment and provides for rapid resumption of impacted businesses and community services; and

WHEREAS, the City of Livingston emergency operations plan serves as the framework for emergency management within the City of Livingston; and

WHEREAS, upon adoption of this plan, the City of Livingston will concurrently be adopting the provisions of the National Incident Management System (NIMS) as directed by the Homeland Security Presidential Directive (HSPD)-5.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the City Council of the City of Livingston has hereby adopted the emergency operations plan as an official plan for the City of Livingston, a political subdivision of the County of Merced and the State of California.

Passed and adopted this 7th day of February, 2017, by the following vote:

AYES:

NOES:

ABSTAIN:

ABSENT:

 
 

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Jim Soria, Mayor

of the City of Livingston

ATTEST:

I hereby certify that the foregoing Resolution was regularly introduced, passed, and adopted at a regular meeting of the City Council of the City of Livingston this 7th day of February, 2017.

 
 

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Antonio Silva, City Clerk of the City of Livingston