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Public comment encouraged on City's pre-disaster mitigatio plan update

Public comment is invited and encouraged on a draft of the City of Colorado Springs' Pre-Disaster Mitigation Plan update. For this purpose, a community briefing will be held on Feb. 16, 7 p.m., at Fire Station 20, 6755 Rangewood Dr. in Colorado Springs.


The City prepares and updates plans to mitigate natural or man-made disasters before they happen. This helps the City prevent disasters such as wildfires along the wildland-urban interface on the west side of the City.


The completion and updating of such a plan every five years is also required by the federal government for the City to be eligible to receive federal disaster mitigation grant and disaster recovery funds.


Since 2003, the City has received nearly $9.5 million in mitigation grant funding.             The City's plan was last updated and approved in 2005 so the City's Office of Emergency Management is completing an update of the plan for federal approval in 2010.