Report 2019-103 Recommendation 6 Responses
Report 2019-103: California Is Not Adequately Prepared to Protect Its Most Vulnerable Residents From Natural Disasters (Release Date: December 2019)
Recommendation #6 To: Sonoma County
To ensure that the county maintains updated emergency plans that are consistent with current best practices, the county should adopt ordinances establishing requirements for the frequency with which the county must update its emergency plans and should set that frequency at no greater than five years.
6-Month Agency Response
The County of Sonoma has fully implemented this recommendation by adopting an ordinance amendment that requires the Department of Emergency Services to update the County's emergency operations plan no less than once every five (5) years.
- Completion Date: May 2020
- Response Date: June 2020
California State Auditor's Assessment of 6-Month Status: Fully Implemented
Sonoma demonstrated that the county has adopted an ordinance requiring the Department of Emergency Services to update the county's emergency operations plan no less than every five years.
60-Day Agency Response
The County of Sonoma's County Counsel's Office, in conjunction with the Department of Emergency Management, is drafting an ordinance requiring that the County of Sonoma's emergency plans be updated at least every five years.
- Estimated Completion Date: March 2020
- Response Date: February 2020
California State Auditor's Assessment of 60-Day Status: Pending
Agency responses received are posted verbatim.