Throughout this process, it is essential for meaningful public participation to occur.
The City of Los Angeles has welcomed participation through their website, through informational meetings open to the public and via a public survey.
The City maintains this website with information on the 2001 and 2010 floodplain management plans, as well as annual progress reports and resources related to floodplain management. At the beginning of the development process for the current 2015 Draft FMP, the website was updated to keep the public posted on planning activities and to solicit input.
Flood Preparedness Public Survey
The City prepared an online survey in order to gauge the public's perception of flood risks. Information about the survey can be found by clicking here. The survey was used to gauge household preparedness for flooding, assess residents' level of knowledge about ways to reduce risk and loss from flooding, and identify areas vulnerable to floods. Responses to the survey helped guide selection of mitigation actions for this plan.
Public Outreach Meetings and Open Houses
Three public outreach meetings were held to introduce the FMP process to the public. Two additional meetings will be held in the coming months to present the 2015 Draft FMP to the public. Meetings dates and locations will be posted under the Events Calendar as they are determined.