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Independent Study to Assess Future Savings from Mitigation Track B Progress Report. Project Management Committee Meeting, Washington, D.C. April 2, 2004. Hayward was selected to represent:. 1 of 56 medium-sized communities (50,000-499,999 population)

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independent study to assess future savings from mitigation track b progress report

Independent Study to Assess Future Savings from MitigationTrack B Progress Report

Project Management Committee Meeting, Washington, D.C.

April 2, 2004

hayward was selected to represent
Hayward was selected to represent:
  • 1 of 56 medium-sized communities

(50,000-499,999 population)

  • 1 of 10 communities that received awards only for earthquakes
  • 1 of 30 communities at high risk of earthquakes
  • 1 of 9 communities located in Region IX

The other communities that meet all four criteria are Berkeley,

Oakland, Orange and Costa Mesa. All located in California.

demographic characteristics of hayward
Demographic Characteristics of Hayward:

Source: Census 2000 Summary File, DP-1. Profile of General Demographic Characteristics: 2000.

demographic characteristics of hayward continued
Demographic Characteristics of Hayward:continued

Source: Census 2000 Summary File, DP-3. Profile of Selected Economic Characteristics: 2000.

protocol followed in setting up interviews
Protocol Followed in Setting Up Interviews

Coordination with Region

Conference

Call

FEMA Letter

Confirmation

of Letter

Preliminary Research

Regional

Office Visit

Contact

Community

Confirm

FEMA Awards

Telephone Interviews

Community Visits and Economic Analyses

Description

of Spin-offs

List of Participants

and Interviews

Data Files

protocol followed in setting up interviews1
Protocol Followed in Setting Up Interviews

Confirmation that FEMA Letter Received, Given OK to Proceed

Send Introduction Letter to Primary Contact (Email, Fax, Mail)

Telephone Primary Contact:

Describe Study, Get Referrals, Schedule Interview

Send Introduction Letter to Referrals (Email, Fax, Mail)

Telephone Referrals: Schedule Interviews, Get Referrals

Conduct Interviews

Send Thank You Letters to Participants

slide7

Flow Chart of Interview

Network in Hayward

City Manager, Originally agreed

Then REFUSED on 1/30/04

Referred back to Assistant

Division Head of Water Facility

INTERVIEWED on 2/1904

After 15 Contacts and

intervention

Director of

Public Works

INTERVIEWED

on 1/9/04 after 6

Contacts and Intervention

Emergency Operations

REFUSED on 2/9/04

After 3 contacts

Assistant Director

Of Public Works

INTERVIEWED on 1/27 after 9 contacts over 16 days1

Acting Assistant

City Manager

1/12/04

REFUSED

2/3/04

Fire Chief

REFUSED

On 2/5/04 After

4 contacts

FEMA

Senior

Planner

REFUSED

On 2/5/04

After 2 contacts

HAZMAT Program

Coordinator

INTERVIEWED on 2/18/04

After 9 contacts and intervention

Chief Building

Inspector

REFUSED on 2/5/04 after 4

contacts

Director, Community &

Economic Development

INTERVIEWED on 3/12/042

Associate Civil

Engineer

INTERVIEWED

On 21104 After 13

Contacts and intervention

1Index Informant

2Independent Network

Public Information Officer

INTERVIEWED on 3/12/042

summary of hayward interviews
Summary of Hayward Interviews
  • Agreed to Interview = 53.8% (7/13)
  • # NEMIS Awards Informants Asked about = 4
  • Informants (# NEMIS Awards Familiar with):
    • Director of Public Works (2)
    • Assistant Director of Public Works (3)
    • Associate Civil Engineer (3)
    • Div. Head of Water Facility (1)
    • HAZMAT Program Coordinator (1)
    • Director of Community and Economic Development (0)
    • Public Information Officer (2)
  • Average Length of Interview = 65.7 min. (35-160)
what is your assessment of the community s overall natural hazard mitigation program
“What is your assessment of the community’s overall natural hazard mitigation program?”
  • “It’s good within funding limitations. We addressed this fairly well, but there\'s always a problem with cost.” -Assistant Director of Public Works
  • “It’s good in that we\'ve gotten a lot of state and federal grants, we’ve been proactive with the retrofit of public as well as emergency response buildings, and we’ve done a good job in trying to prepare for earthquakes.”

‑Associate Civil Engineer

  • “There’s not one, but a whole series of policies, it’s very appropriate for community.”‑Director of Public Works
  • “It’s pretty well thought out; we’ve spent a lot of time and effort preparing for a large earthquake.” –Division Head of Water Facility
  • “As a homeowner, it\'s middling.”–Public Information Officer
  • “I think because we are in California, we pay more attention, and we have a good set of policies and procedures. Our Emergency Operation Center needs a little tuning up, and we\'re working on that. We\'re up there with some of the better.” –Director, Community & Economic Development
slide10
Perceived Benefits of HAZMAT Equipment Project1Hayward(N = 4 of 7 respondents knew about this project )

Persons

1 NEMIS 0845-0014

slide11
Perceived Benefits of Relocation of Fire Station #11Hayward(N = 3 of 7 respondents knew about this project )

Persons

1NEMIS 0845-0015

slide12
Perceived Benefits of Retrofit of Fire Buildings & Yard1Hayward(N = 3 of 7 respondents knew about this project )

Persons

1NEMIS 0845-0074

slide13
Perceived Benefits of Emergency Public Information1Hayward(N = 1 of 7 respondents knew about this project )

Persons

1 NEMIS 0845-0079 (Process Award)

slide14
Perceived Benefits of HAZMAT Release Prevention1Hayward(N = 1 of 7 respondents knew about this project )

Persons

1 Spin-off of NEMIS 845-0014

slide15
Perceived Benefits of FEMA Map-Floodplain Management1Hayward(N = 1 of 7 respondents knew about this project )

Persons

1 Informant considered this a spin-off but it does not flow from any NEMIS activity.

slide16

Comparison of Community’s Ability to Meet This Objective With and Without this Activity1Hayward(N = 1-4 of 7 respondents knew about these projects)

Extremely High

Extremely Low

1 On a scale of 1 to 10 where 1 …. And 10 ….., how would you rate the community’s success in

Meeting this objective with this activity? … without this activity? Respondent who knew about

HAZMAT relief answered “don’t know” to both questions.

lessons learned from hayward
Lessons Learned from Hayward
  • Do not send questionnaires or a synopsis of the questionnaire in advance
  • Simultaneously contact all persons identified in the community
  • A protocol was developed for handling “gatekeepers”
  • Additional informants may be identified during the field visit
status of other 5 communities interviews
Status of Other 5 Communities: Interviews
  • Jefferson County, AL
    • 10 Interviews, 1 Refusal, Tentatively Completed
  • Horry County, SC
    • 6 Interviews, 1 Refusal, Tentatively Completed
  • Village of Freeport, NY
    • 4 Interviews, 0 Refusals, In progress
  • Tuscola County, MI
    • 3 Interviews, 0 Refusals, In progress
  • Jamestown, ND
    • Waiting for approval.
status of other 5 communities contact attempts
Status of Other 5 Communities: Contact Attempts

1 Interviewing still in process; pursuing 3 additional referrals.

2 Interviewing still in process; pursuing 4 additional referrals.

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