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File #: 21-3630   
Type: Staff Briefing - Without Ordinance
In control: Community Health and Equity Committee
On agenda: 6/11/2021
Posting Language: Briefing on the Community Rating System Program for Public Information. [Roderick Sanchez, Assistant City Manager; Razi Hosseini, Director, Public Works]
Attachments: 1. Final_CityofSanAntonioPPI, 2. CHEC PPI Plan
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DEPARTMENT: Public Works

DEPARTMENT HEAD: Razi Hosseini, P.E., R.P.L.S



Community Rating System (CRS) Program for Public Information (PPI)


The Public Works Department will provide a briefing to the City Council Community Health and Equity Committee on the Program for Public Information (PPI) as part of the Community Rating System (CRS) program application.


The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) administers the Community Rating System (CRS) through the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). CRS is a voluntary incentive program that recognizes and encourages community floodplain management activities exceeding the National Flood Insurance Program requirements. San Antonio is currently the only major city in Texas not participating in the CRS program.

Under the CRS, flood insurance premium rates are discounted to reward community actions such as reducing flood damage to insurable properties, strengthening and supporting the insurance aspects of NFIP and encouraging a comprehensive approach to floodplain management.

Previous Council Action
On December 10, 2020, the execution of a Professional Services Agreement between the City of San Antonio and Lockwood, Andrews & Newnam, Inc. to provide on-call civil engineering services to complete the application process for the City's entry into the Community Rating System (CRS) program was approved through Ordinance 2020-12-10-0905. The consultant Lockwood, Andrews & Newnam, Inc. will be responsible for providing the necessary documentation and overseeing the preparation, submission and processing of the application including the formulation of a plan outlining the resources needed to sustain a successful program. Once the CRS program is approved and implemented, the Public Works Department anticipates a reduction in flood insurance premiums for San Antonio property owners.

As part of the City of San Antonio's ent...

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