Prevent, mitigate, abate or control geologic hazards within the District, through:
Strict adherence to the District’s governing documents and plan of control
Maintaining reliable and useful access to constituents
Operating using sound and responsible financial management.
The Blackhawk GHAD
The Blackhawk GHAD was formed in 1986 and addresses landslide hazards within the Blackhawk district. Members of the Contra Costa Board of Supervisors, acting as an independent Board, serve as the GHAD Board of Directors.
The Blackhawk GHAD Plan of Control specifies that the GHAD General Manager will address (at his or her discretion) landslides or potential landslides involving two or more properties with exceptions or limitations including the following:
Landslides contained within a single property (certain exceptions apply)
Landslides related to structures built within established setback areas
Landslide damaged or destroyed structures
Landslides caused by property owner negligence
Landslide repair costs that exceed the protected asset value
Landslides located outside GHAD boundaries, with the conditioned exception of those geologic hazards that threaten properties within the GHAD
When the limitation of funds prevents action
When another district or service area has primary responsibility