The City shall prepare a comprehensive update of its disaster awareness and emergency preparedness program.
The City has funded several emergency preparedness exercises in the past five years. However, funding has not been available to implement a comprehensive emergency preparedness program. Council approved an Emergency Management Services Officer position in October 2019, who began updating the Department’s preparedness plans and preparing evacuation drills shortly thereafter. In March of 2020, the Department prioritized standing up the EOC and COVID response. The program itself is limited due to staff buy-in for preparedness training and participation.