The disastrous effects and after effects of the Mexico City earthquake of September 19, 1985, have increased the urgency for development of local plans to provide authority and procedures for orderly transition from emergency disaster response operations to short- and long-range efforts toward reestablishment of governmental services, private business activity, and reconstruction and rehabilitation.

In furtherance of that purpose, the commission shall enter into a grant agreement with a local agency situated in a high earthquake-hazard area for development of a program model for use by local agencies and the state which will address at least, but need not be limited to, the following elements:

Terms Used In California Government Code 8871.5

  • City: includes "city and county" and "incorporated town" but does not include "unincorporated town" or "village. See California Education Code 19429
  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
  • State: means the State of California, unless applied to the different parts of the United States. See California Education Code 19427

(a) Establishment of a coordinating body within the jurisdiction to assess the various impacts of the disaster, recommend appropriate legislative, administrative, and private actions, and monitor implementation efforts.

(b) Creation of an information-gathering mechanism to provide the basis for evaluation, prioritization, and implementation.

(c) Procedures for coordination and orderly transition from disaster response to reconstruction and rehabilitation.

(d) Identification, delineation, and preparation of legislation, both statutory and local, necessary to provide authority on a preevent basis for postevent activity to accomplish the purposes of this program.

(e) Integration and coordination with this chapter, the California Emergency Services Act (Chapter 7 (commencing with Section 8550)), the Disaster Assistance Act (Chapter 7.5 (commencing with Section 8680)), the Economic Disaster Act of 1984 (Chapter 7.6 (commencing with Section 8695)), the Planning and Zoning Law (Title 7 (commencing with Section 65000)), the Community Redevelopment Law (Part 1 (commencing with Section 33000) of Division 24 of the Health and Safety Code), and the Community Development Financial Assistance and Disaster Project Law (Part 1.5 (commencing with Section 34000) of Division 24 of the Health and Safety Code).

(f) Identification of those components of the local program which may serve as a program model for disasters other than those caused by earthquake.

(Amended by Stats. 2002, Ch. 461, Sec. 16. Effective January 1, 2003.)