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MULTI-DEPARTMENTAL REQUEST: EMD

JUSTIFICATION →→ Issue/Problem: »» Neighborhood Councils are engaged in emergency preparedness activities from emergency bins to neighborhood mapping to emergency communications, including ham radio. Until the recent formation of the Neighborhood Council Emergency Preparedness Alliance (NCEPA) in the past year, however, there wasn’t a citywide effort to coordinate these activities in collaboration with the Emergency Management Department’s programs, particularly their 5 Steps to Neighborhood Preparedness Jump Start Program. The NCEPA is already working with the Neighborhood Council Sustainability Alliance (NCSA) on combining emergency preparedness issues with sustainability matters, and NCSA has incorporated the Jump Start Program into their Cool Blocks Program as a result. In addition, the Office of the City Attorney has determined that Neighborhood Councils cannot maintain emergency bins themselves because of the liability issues though a City department, such as EMD, can take on this function. Lastly, the NCEPA is seeking integration of Neighborhood Councils into a coordinated emergency communications plan with EMD. »» Through a partnership between the Emergency Management Department and the Department of Neighborhood Empowerment, the Neighborhood Council Emergency Preparedness Program begins the process of incorporating the Neighborhood Councils into a citywide effort to submit Jump Start plans for their communities, set up emergency bins and include them in emergency communications for the City. Ultimately, this program should also tie into the City’s Resiliency Hubs. →→ Alignment with strategic documents:

□ Mayor’s Expectations Letter

□ Comprehensive Homeless Strategy

□ Equitable Workforce and Service Restoration Plan

□ Sustainable City pLAn □ Strategic Plan(s)

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Sustainable City pLAn - Proper delivery of the services indicated above promote a safe, vibrant, well-connected, and healthy neighborhood, that improves the civic life of community members and encourages volunteerism in the Neighborhood Council system, including the NCSA. →→ Impact on Performance Metrics: »» Jump Start Plans - 50 new plans on file the first year with a goal of at least 10 plans from every Neighborhood Council long term »» Emergency Bins - pilot of up to 35 bins the first year with a goal of at least 1 bin in every Neighborhood Council long term  »» Emergency Communications - creation of an emergency communications plan that incorporates the Neighborhood Council system, including ham radio operations →→ Operational Improvements: »» Partnership and coordination between the City and Neighborhood Councils ensures a uniform approach to emergency preparedness that allows for feedback from the community, and comprehensive education on best practices across the City PARTNERING WITH RESIDENTS AND CIVIC GROUPS This program is heavily dependent on partnering with Neighborhood Councils and other residents and civic group in submitting Jump Start and emergency communication plans. In addition, collaboration with Neighborhood Councils is necessary to administer the emergency bins plan. COORDINATION WITH OTHER CITY DEPARTMENTS In the first year, EMD will partner with the Department of Neighborhood Empowerment in creating and implementing an effective outreach plan with the Neighborhood Councils to meet the metrics of the program. The Department of Neighborhood Empowerment will assist EMD in execution of the program with Neighborhood Councils through its field and outreach staff. REVENUE N/A

Department of Neighborhood Empowerment 2017-18 Fiscal Year Budget Proposal

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2017-18 Budget Proposal  
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