FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 19, 2016
Hazard Mitigation Plan Public Meeting on March 1, 2016
The City of San Benito will hold a public meeting on Tuesday, March 1st to gather public input
for the Council of Cities Hazard Mitigation Plan during the San Benito City Commission meeting.
The meeting is at 5:30 p.m. at the San Benito Municipal Building; 401 North Sam Houston
Boulevard, San Benito 78586. The communities included in the Council of Cities Hazard
Mitigation Plan are Los Fresnos, Laguna Vista, Port Isabel, Primera, Rio Hondo, San Benito,
South Padre Island, Bayview, Indian Lake, and Rancho Viejo. The public is invited and
encouraged to attend the meeting.
The purpose of the public meeting is to provide a project overview from H2O Partners, Inc.,
consultant to the project, and solicit information from citizens. Public input will help the
project team analyze potential hazards affecting residents and recommend possible actions to
reduce their impact.
If you cannot attend the public meeting, information about the planning process and a public
participation survey are available at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CouncilofCities and
The goal of the Hazard Mitigation Plan is to minimize or eliminate the long-term risk to human
life and property from known hazards by identifying and implementing cost-effective mitigation
actions. Mitigation is defined by the Federal Emergency Management Agency as sustained
actions taken to reduce or eliminate long-term risk to people and property from hazards and
Questions about the Hazard Mitigation Plan should be addressed to H2O Partners, Inc., planning
consultants for Council of Cities; Attn: Heather Ferrara, Project Manager by email at