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RESOLUTION 2012 -007 <br />RESOLUTION OF THE TOWN COUNCIL OF THE TOWN OF LOS GATOS <br />ADOPTING THE TOWN OF LOS GATOS ANNEX TO THE SANTA CLARA COUNTY, <br />CA ANNEX TO THE 2010 ASSOCIATION OF BAY AREA GOVERNMENT LOCAL <br />HAZARD MITIGATION PLAN ENTITLED "TAMING NATURAL DISASTERS" AND <br />APROVING THE ABAG PLAN AS THE TOWN'S LOCAL HAZARD MITIGATION <br />PLAN <br />WHEREAS, the Bay Area is subject to various earthquake- related hazards such as <br />ground shaking, liquefaction, landsliding, fault surface rupture, and tsunamis; and <br />WHEREAS, the Bay Area is subject to various weather - related hazards including <br />wildfires, floods, and landslides; and <br />WHEREAS, the Town of Los Gatos recognizes that disasters do not recognize city, <br />county, or special district bormdaries; and <br />WHEREAS, the Town of Los Gatos seeks to maintain and enhance both a disaster- <br />resistant Town of Los Gatos and region by reducing the potential loss of life, property damage, <br />and environmental degradation from natural disasters, while accelerating economic recovery <br />from those disasters; and <br />WHEREAS, the Town of Los Gatos is committed to increasing the disaster resistance of <br />the infrastructure, health, housing, economy, government services, education, environment, and <br />land use systems in the Town of Los Gatos, as well as in the Bay Area as a whole; and <br />WHEREAS, the federal Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000 requires all cities, counties, and <br />special districts to have adopted a Local Hazard Mitigation Plan to receive disaster mitigation <br />funding from FEMA; and <br />WHEREAS, ABAG has approved and adopted the ABAG report Taming Natural <br />Disasters as the multi jurisdictional Local Hazard Mitigation Plan for the San Francisco Bay <br />Area; <br />