PLEASE BE ADVISED that Lee County Emergency Management will hold a public meeting where concerns and comments will be heard in order to update the County's Local Mitigation Strategy. The meeting will be held on Tuesday, November 1st, 2016 at 2:30pm at the Lee County Emergency Operations Center (2675 Ortiz Ave, Fort Myers, FL 33905).
The Local Mitigation Strategy (LMS) establishes a plan to make the County safer from a variety of hazards and to reduce long term deaths and property damage. Federal rules require that local governments maintain a Local Mitigation Strategy to receive several types of disaster related assistance grants. Public comment is a federal requirement for plan approval.
Lee County Emergency Management encourages the public to view the draft version of the plan at the website: https://www.leegov.com/publicsafety/emergencymanagement/plan/mitigation
Comments on the plan can be directed to: Lee Mayfield, Lee County Public Safety/Emergency Management, 239-533-0622, firstname.lastname@example.org
Public input in the development of the Local Mitigation Strategy will ensure that the money is spent on mitigation projects that benefit the community most. Lee County Emergency Management needs help in identifying places that are at risk to natural hazards and projects that could be carried out to mitigate the hazards. Hazard mitigation actions include: prevention, property protection, public education, natural resource protection, emergency services protection and structural projects. Lee County Emergency Management is looking for mitigation project ideas.
If you have a disability that will require special assistance or accommodations for your attendance at the public hearing, please call Lee County Administration at 239-533-2221 for information.