In August of 2018, the Commission name was amended to become the Public Safety & Emergency Preparedness Commission. Formerly, the Emergency Preparedness Commission (EPC) was officially renamed on June 3, 2008. It was formerly the Citizen’s Emergency Preparedness Commission (CEPAC). The Commission advises the City Council regarding emergency preparedness and disaster planning. The EPC has coordinated along with the Milpitas Unified School District an emergency evacuation and mass feeding drill alternating between schools in Milpitas. The Commission is composed of dedicated volunteers who make recommendations to the City Council. The composition of the EPC is eight at-large representatives who are citizens of Milpitas or residents within the boundaries of the Milpitas Unified School District or represent a business located in Milpitas; one representative is appointed by the Milpitas Board of Education and two at-large city/school district residents as alternates. 7 Commissioners and 2 Alternate Members are appointed to three-year terms.
The Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Commission shall hold meetings the 3rd Thursday of every January, March, May September and November, at 7:00 PM at the Training Room in Fire Station #1, or a designated location.
City Council Liaison:
Karina Dominguez, Councilmember