The Sierra Vista City Council approved the adoption of the Cochise County Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan at its regular meeting on Thursday. Here is the press release from the City:

Press Release

The adoption of the plan completes a year-long effort to update the previous plan. Cochise County completed the update with the help of participating agencies throughout the county, which provided input to identify natural hazards, rate the severity of those hazards within their own jurisdictions, and identify mitigation capacity and strategies. A draft of the plan was posted on each agency’s website with a link for the public to provide comments.

The plan is a Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) requirement for participation in its grant programs. Cochise County and cities that contribute to and adopt the final plan are eligible to receive federal funding from FEMA’s Hazard Mitigation Assistance programs.

A copy of the final plan is available at

In other business:

  • The City Council moved forward a resolution for public comment regarding collection of delinquent refuse fees. The change would enable the City to assess the costs associated with collection of those fees by a third-party collection agency to the delinquent customer. Currently the City must pay those collection costs. To review the proposed code change and submit your input before they return to the City Council for final consideration, head to
  • The City Council approved an intergovernmental agreement with Pima Community College to allow Sierra Vista Fire & Medical Services to send employees, who so wish, to attend paramedic training through Pima Community College.
  • The City Council approved the extension of an Inspections Services Agreement with the Arizona Department of Housing and Building Division. The City has been performing inspections and permitting through the ISA program for the past 16 years.
  • Mayor Clea McCaa proclaimed the month of February as Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month in and for the City of Sierra Vista.


More information from Thursday’s City Council meeting is available in the supporting documents for the Thursday, Feb. 9, City Council meeting. They can be accessed via the City’s website at

City Council meetings can be streamed live and past meetings can be viewed on YouTube. The meetings are also aired on Cox Channel 12. Learn more at or in the “Council HQ” page at

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